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Windows Server 2012 Licensing and Virtualization

A Basic Checklist to Get You Started

by Stacy Cote | Friday, April 17, 2015

When you go to the grocery store, you probably bring a list of items you plan to buy. When you go on vacation, you may checkmark the sites you want to visit in a guidebook directory. If you’ve got kids involved in a variety of activities, you’re likely to fill in your weekly calendar with the dates, times, and locations of where each of them has to be at any particular moment.

It’s all about being prepared. And when it comes to your role as an IT leader, one of the biggest things you need to be prepared for is your business’s transition to Windows Server 2012 from Windows Server 2003. It sounds like it’s time to make another checklist, this time focusing on the major points you need to keep in mind for that job. This way, the rules will be laid out for you in an easy to read format when it comes time to looking at your new contract options.

Software licensing used to be pretty cut and dry. You had a specific number of seats, so you bought a specific number of licenses. Well, it’s pretty clear those days are long gone. Your “seats” are no longer parked in front of a single computer. They’re on the move—constantly surrounded by the multitude of devices today’s users rely on to work productively wherever business takes them. From company-owned notebooks, smartphones, and tablets to BYOD-supported devices, employees need access to their must-have productivity applications at all times.

Microsoft Migration: Act Now

Microsoft Migration: Why Should You Act Now

Be Ready to Move Forward with These Helpful, Handy Reminders

by Melissa Rivas | 04.08.15

Have you made a plan for Microsoft Windows 2003 Server end of support? Sure, July sounds warm, distant, and far away at the moment; but if you don’t plan for the future, it will happen anyway—with or without your servers being up to date. Decide on the front end how you will approach the migration with poise and grace.

You have a lot to look forward to with the new Microsoft offerings of 2015. Small Business Server 2011 is going away, but that’s okay—Microsoft is offering Windows Essentials 2012 and Windows Server Foundation 2012 in its place. Luckily, these two do not require CALs, so cheers to that! One less wrinkle on your forehead, right?

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