Did you know that Microsoft is ending its support for the Windows XP operating system after April 8, 2014?
What does the end of support mean? According to Microsoft it means Windows XP users should take action. There will be no new security updates, nonsecurity hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates after April 8, 2014. Running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 may expose your computer to potential security risks, because unsupported and unpatched computer operating systems are vulnerable to security risks.
To learn more about this change and what you should do to make sure your computer isn’t at risk, Microsoft has a page on their website explaining your options.
My name is Melina Young and I am the director of marketing at Verity Credit Union. I love everything to do with marketing, advertising, public relations and social media – especially all the research that goes into making a product or service really work for our members and making sure the right people hear about it. In addition to my time spent marketing, I have a blog and write about celiac disease, which I was diagnosed with in 2010. Basically, I can’t eat any of those foods we all love that are made with wheat, barley or rye.
I have also recently started running and completed my first 5k in 2011. Some people may not know that I used to do a lot of acting, dancing and singing in my life. I was in a Nike commercial with Gary Payton in junior high (if anyone ever finds the footage please send it my way!) and I used to compete as an opera singer in high school. I almost majored in musical theater in college, but I’m very glad with my decision to study marketing!