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MIS Systems Thread, SIMS support for XP in Technical; Originally Posted by Chris_ However, according to the copy of the technical roadmap I have they're dropping support for the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    However, according to the copy of the technical roadmap I have they're dropping support for the SIMS.net client on Server 2003 with the summer 2012 update
    I checked this and it said Summer 2013 they no longer support the client on server 2003. MS extended support is summer 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I checked this and it said Summer 2013 they no longer support the client on server 2003. MS extended support is summer 2015.
    Nope, still April 2014 according to Microsoft: Microsoft Support Lifecycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Nope, still April 2014 according to Microsoft: Microsoft Support Lifecycle
    Thats for XP. we were talking over citrix on server 2003.
    teach me to hijack.

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    Wouldn't you drop citrix when you go Server 2008 R2? As I understand you'll save on (Citrix) licensing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've just read that Capita will end support for XP and Server 2003 in Autumn 2013. Anyone know about this. I was hoping we could eak out our system for a little longer.
    Yes, the odd thing is that they say the summer 2013 release will be XP-compatible, but then they withdraw support in the autumn! The roadmap has changed a couple of times, to be fair, and the support was never going to last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Wouldn't you drop citrix when you go Server 2008 R2? As I understand you'll save on (Citrix) licensing.
    No, Citrix has a far greater feature set than 2008R2 and is supported on a wider variety of platforms. last time I looked published apps from 2008R2 were only available for XPSP3,Vist Win7. Our community (and school) also uses ipads,OSX,Android,Linux and we need to support those devices too.
    We scheduled Summer 2013 to upgrade the citrix farm - more by luck than judgement in this case. I'm just getting sick of capita dictating what we can and can't do - for something that is really just a piece of administration software.

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    I wonder if the other reason is .NET Framework 4.5. Funnily enough the Developer Preview doesn't work on XP or Vista. Only Windows 7 or later.

    Capita adopted .NET 4 fairly quickly, so this may be another reason for dropping XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I checked this and it said Summer 2013 they no longer support the client on server 2003. MS extended support is summer 2015.
    Variation on the XP theme and equally irksome.

    Capita adopted .NET 4 fairly quickly, so this may be another reason for dropping XP.
    I doubt they need 4.5, that's a choice. Considering the vast amount of money we were told in some report a year or so ago (1/2 *billion* over 5 years wasn't it?) that they make in that secondary public sector role, you'd have thought they might be able to fund keeping a couple of versions working for a while i.e. legacy and latest.. there are lots and lots of examples of other software vendors, including of course Microsoft who do that.
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