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Lane Shelton - Vice President of Software Business Development

Lane Shelton

Lane Shelton is Vice President of Software Business Development at PC Connection with over 18 years of experience in the areas of Microsoft technology and licensing, software asset management, cloud computing, and software investment management. In addition, he is an SIIA-certified software asset management professional. When he has free time, Lane enjoys old-school PC gaming.

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Data Security

Security is first on everyone’s list of priorities in the digital landscape, and Microsoft is trying to make it easier for you with their three new star features. Windows 10 is offering three big-deal security changes—all are free with the upgrade, too, which may be one way Microsoft intends upon making up to everyone who was disappointed in Windows 8. Read on to find out more.

Tags:Device GuardHelloMicrosoftPassportSecurityWindows 10

Windows 10 Updates and the Enterprise

What It Could Mean in Practical Terms

by Lane Shelton | 08.04.15

Windows 10 represents a significant evolution in the relationship between deploying the Windows OS and licensing the Windows OS. We’ve already seen other major changes to Windows licensing: the introduction of the user-based subscription, the ability to purchase an upgrade license to Windows Enterprise without the need for Software Assurance—and there are more changes to come. One of the most significant changes specific to Windows 10, however, is the way you’ll be consuming updates. Until Windows 10, there’s always been something of a dividing line between security updates and features updates. Security updates are quick and ongoing, while the features updates are rolled into big groupings—and deploying those is usually a heavy lift for IT.

Tags:BYODITLicensingMicrosoftOffice 365SecuritySoftware AssuranceWindows 10Windows Server Enterprise

Mobile Computing

Adding Mobile Computing to Your Business

Can Your Servers Handle It?

by Lane Shelton | 07.13.15

As organizations increasingly require access for a growing number of mobile devices, new workloads are required on back-office servers to integrate tablets and smartphones with existing applications, files, and functions. Organizations still running Windows Server 2003 may find they are unable to support the mobility functions that end users now demand to maintain a competitive edge.

Tags:MicrosoftMobilitySecurityWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Upgrade

It's Not Too Late to Upgrade from Server 2003

How to Migrate to 2012 Quickly and Safely

by Lane Shelton | 07.10.15

By the time you read this, the July 14, 2015 deadline for the end of support for Windows Server 2003 may have already passed, leaving millions of servers around the world in limbo. End of support means open season for hackers and malware writers, safe in the knowledge that there are no more patches coming to repair new security holes.

Tags:Hyper-VITPC ConnectionSecurityVirtualizationVMwareWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Windows XP End-of-Life Lessons for Windows Server 2003 Migrations

Crashes, Costs, and Calamity—Holding Out Can Be Expensive

by Lane Shelton | 07.06.15

Windows Server 2003 has been a stable and reliable operating system that enterprises have depended on for years, but it’s coming to its end-of-life shortly. Sound familiar? Companies went through a similar experience with a desktop operating system not that long ago. The experiences that enterprises had during that transition provide some valuable lessons for the current one—for which the stakes are even higher.

Tags:EnterpriseITMicrosoftWindows ServerWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 R2Windows XP

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