support for the ISBA programs currently running on computers using Windows XP
will end Jan. 1, 2017. Those currently running Windows Vista will have their
support end on July 1, 2017.
decision to end support for these two Windows operating systems was made
because several software companies who provide software used internally to help
support ISBA members with many different bar services have dropped their
support of the programs running on these operating systems. Software programs that are no longer supported by the
manufacturers run the increased risk of allowing malware attacks on computers
running the unsupported operating systems. This makes the content on the
owners’ computers more vulnerable to hacking by outside groups
ended support for Windows XP on April 4, 2014. The company is scheduled to end
extended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017. It had already dropped mainstream
support for the operating system in April 2012.
more information about Microsoft’s dropping of support for Windows XP, click on
Information about the loss of support for Windows Vista can be found here.