SIMS end of support XP and 2003.
OK, looks like I've put my head above the parapet a little late on this one...
We are pretty much exclusively 2003 server with XP clients (I know, I know but whatever, it worked and everybody was happy) for SIMS and FMS (I presume FMS is in the same boat). Although I'm not actually involved with SIMS apart from installing and upgrading (clicking some buttons) and know nothing really about SQL database stuff... :getmecoat: Nobody has handed me an email from Capita stating that this is happening, it was only by chance that another school I help has been contacted by a 3rd party, offering their services to do any upgrades that I found out about it.
We do run a 2008 server (but not even R2), so.... all the jobs I had planned for the summer may be on hold while I work this one out, as that will change so much more than just an install won't it (new backup strategy needed for server 2008 just for starters).. Apart from that I'm pretty sure none of the admin pc's will upgrade to 7, so they will all need replacing, updating, data transferring, drives mapping, printers installing and OMG teaching them the differences in 7. This will be the biggest change in IT this school has had since about 2005 I think, as all the PC's (and staff) have been happily chugging away doing what they need to do with what they've got. Maybe getting bitten in the ass now for having the opinion of not 'changing just for the sake of it....' :( But to be fair, nobody has ever come to me moaning that their Windows XP machine needs to be upgraded to 7 (or 8) because they can't do X,Y or Z, in fact just the opposite has been true on many occasions!
Anyway TL;DR question is, bottom line - What help is there on this? Guides, Capita support (install disks, etc)?
What with the huge amount of sensitive and (legally obliged to keep?) data at stake, I am a tad concerned!