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Patrick Renzi - Partner Development Specialist

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Patrick is a Partner Development Specialist for Volume Licensing/Online Services at PC Connection. He specializes in Microsoft Cloud, Client, and Server software. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, mogul skiing, spending time with his dog, and camping and hiking. 

Areas of expertise:Cloud ComputingSoftware

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Use Windows Server 2003 Migration to Transform the Data Center

by Patrick Renzi | 06.12.15

Most enterprise IT professionals understand the importance of a modernized data center. Unfortunately, trying to convince the C-suite to invest in a new infrastructure can be an exercise in futility.

Tags:CloudComplianceITTechnologyVirtualizationVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Caution! Windows Server 2003 EOS

Windows Server 2003 EOS

The Consequences of Doing Nothing

by Patrick Renzi | 05.07.15

For months now, it seems IT professionals have been barraged with horror stories and scare tactics (from both Partners and Microsoft) about what will happen after Microsoft cuts support for Windows Server 2003 (as of July 14, 2015). If you look at the common talk track of a sales cycle, it is certainly understandable they be skeptical. After all, IT pros are told nearly every day that disaster awaits if they don’t buy this product or that service.

Tags:End Of SupportMicrosoftMigrationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Do you remember the comment in our last blog, Deep Dive: What You Need to Know About Licensing for Windows Server 2012, advising IT leaders to be sure that they can stand by the choices they make to deploy Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter on various systems across their environments? Thinking with the future in mind is the only way to avoid making costly licensing mistakes that initially may seem like good decisions.

Tags:LicensingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

Options: What You Need to Know About Licensing for Windows Server 2012

What’s the Difference between Standard and Datacenter Editions?

by Patrick Renzi | 03.23.15

In part one of our three-part look into Windows Server 2012, we took a deep dive into the new licensing options. Today, we’re going to closely examine what really sets the two licensing options—Standard or Datacenter—apart.

Tags:CloudData CenterMicrosoftVirtualizationWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

Licensing

Just a couple of weeks ago, we provided a quick take on licensing options for Windows Server 2012 that enterprise IT leaders will need to consider as they plan their OS migration strategies. (See Windows Server 2003 Isn’t Broke: So Why Fix It?). Up next, we’ll dive deeper into Windows 2012 licensing.

Tags:CloudITLicensingMicrosoftSoftwareVirtualizationWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

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