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Lane Shelton - Vice President of Software Business Development

Lane Shelton

Lane Shelton is Vice President of Software Business Development at 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.

Articles by Lane Shelton


Make Your Move to Windows Server 2012

3 Steps that Turn Mandatory into Meritorious

by Lane Shelton | 12.15.15

Almost everything is at risk now that updates and support for Windows Server 2003 has ceased. All existing instances are vulnerable. Making the move to Windows Server 2012 is not just a necessity; it’s well worth the investment in time and finances. But make certain you take these three steps first to ensure you end up with positive results. 

Tags:ConnectionMicrosoftSecurityVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

It's Time to Cite Irreconcilable Differences and Part from Windows 2003

Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 to Safeguard Servers

by Lane Shelton | 12.08.15

Windows 2003 reached “end-of-life” earlier this year, but for better or worse the OS still works. The “for better” part is that your operations continue to chug along without a hitch. But the “for worse” side of the equation is that, when you need support, you won’t get any from Microsoft. And overall security will continue to decline as more threats are introduced and no security patches are issued to protect against them. It was good while it lasted, but honestly everyone will be better off if you move on from 2003 sooner rather than later. Read on for why it’s time.

Tags:ComplianceHealthcare ITInternetMicrosoftSecurityServersWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Upgrade

The Time Is Now to Upgrade Your Windows 2003 Servers to 2012

Three Reasons Why It’s Past Time You Made the Switch

by Lane Shelton | 12.01.15

Aside from the fact that your 2003 versions of Windows Server are probably running on outdated equipment and not performing up to today’s standards, there are three things that can put your operations in jeopardy if you don’t upgrade soon.

Tags:MicrosoftSecuritySoftwareWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Deploying Office 365 Pro Plus?

Don’t Forget Project and Visio

by Lane Shelton | 11.02.15

I’ve been reading on Technet and other blogs about co-existence issues between MSI and Click-to-Run installations of Office 2013 products. Can’t say for sure if this will continue when Office 2016 comes out, but if I had a nickel…I’d say yes. It seems probable due to the way that click-to-run (C2R) technology works. Most organizations have Project and Visio out there, but when you’re moving to Office 365 it’s easy to forget about them. All the focus is on setting up Cloud IDs and dealing with Office. But if you have users that will be on Office C2R, you need to also plan for their Project and Visio too. Here’s why.

Tags:CloudLicenseMicrosoft CloudOffice 2013Office 2016Office 365ProjectTechnologyVisio

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

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