Microsoft Releases New Authentication Software to Help Kill Windows XP

UK’s NHS workers will make the move to Windows 7 and Windows 8

Microsoft continues its efforts to kill Windows XP with the release of a new system authentication software that allows UK’s NHS to make the move to Windows 7 and Windows 8 and thus abandon Windows XP.

The so-called Identity Agent technology allows the National Health System (NHS) to access the Spine system from newer Windows versions, writes.

The Spine system, owned by the National Programme for IT, is being used to access patient data by 27,000 NHS organizations, such as pharmacies, opticians and dentists.

“Identity Agent will free the NHS to use powerful modern software features from virtual application streaming that improves management of desktops to 64bit processing, and [offer] support for slate devices so doctors walking around wards have instant access to the right data,” said Alastair Dick, Microsoft NHS chief technology officer.

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