You may have seen articles in the press of late (link
) stating that official support for the Micorsoft Windows XP platform has ended as of April 8th 2014. As a result no updates or bug fixes will be worked on by the Microsoft developers- as a result there are concerns of potential security risks that may now become prevalent with the lack of support. Microsoft have statistics that suggest 1 in 4 PCs still use this platform.
There are still a huge number of XP based machines using in industry and business as well, so now is a key time to think about an upgrade path. Check out our hardware recommendations via our technical documents page
As far as SOLIDWORKS goes, we ended support for Windows XP with the SOLIDWORKS 2012 release, so if you are still on this version as a result of the Windows platform holding you back, you may now be looking for new hardware and then the software upgrade path.
Also for users not on subscription and still on old hardware, this may be a perfect time to get back up to date with SOLIDWORKS and benefit from the great new features added in the 2014 release- get in touch with our subscriptions team on 01926 333777.
Check out the What's New Videos for 2014 on our Solid Solutions TV website (Part 1
, Part 2
By Adam Hartles