Update 28.June.2015 - special discount and incentive from a national NCR CounterPoint Partner for RMS and HQ users: http://retailpospondering.blogspot.com/2015/06/big-discount-and-incentive-for.html
Microsoft has announced some dates related to the end of support timeframe for many of their point of sale software programs. Here are the details for the most popular programs:
Dynamics POS 2009:
Mainstream support and sales to new users will end on July 8th, 2014. If you stay current on an annual maintenance agreement, then support for POS 2009 is extended to July 8th, 2019.
Dynamics RMS Store Operations and HQ:
Mainstream support and sales to new users will end on July 10, 2016. If you stay current on an annual maintenance agreement for RMS/HQ, the support will be available until July 13th, 2021.
I am still waiting on Microsoft for more news related any new or updated retail point of sale programs being released. This information will likely become available in late April 2014.
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