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Are You Licensed to Virtualize

Get Your Ducks in a Row Before You Grow

by James Nagurney | 09.15.14

This month I wanted to highlight the growing trend of Virtual Desktops or VDI. The question I get most frequently regarding VDI is “How does this affect my overall cost of Microsoft licensing?” The answer might surprise you. Let’s take a look at a few of the finer points of Windows VDI.

Tags:LicensingMicrosoftVirtualizationWindows 8Windows XP

Microsoft Experience

Microsoft Redefines “Experience”

And I Finally Find My Device Happy Place

by Lane Shelton | 09.11.14

Microsoft recently held their annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC. I’ve been going to these for years, and this one was actually one of the best. The energy was high but not manic; the mood was serious but not stifling. Microsoft had the courage to admit that the computing world has changed, and their former 95% market share has turned into a 14% share of all the devices in the world—a humbling shift but I thought they handled it well. They addressed a new landscape and new challenges, with none of the “remember when” nostalgia.

Tags:CloudCloud ComputingDeviceMicrosoft

What's New in the World of Microsoft?

Get Your Updates Now

by James Nagurney | 09.02.14

Can you believe some businesses are still running Windows XP? Check out the story below, as well as the rest of your Microsoft headlines, for the latest and greatest on the software giant.

Tags:Amazon Web ServicesExchangeLyncMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Ended SupportMicrosoft Hyper VMicrosofts New Mini Start MenuMigrating from VMwareOffice 365VMware Virtual EnvironmentsWindows 8Windows XP

The Four Most Important Questions About Office 365

What You Need to Know Before You Make the Move

by James Nagurney | 08.27.14

Microsoft’s year ended with a flurry of activity on June 30. One of the trends we continue to see developing is the move towards the cloud and Office 365. It’s no secret that Microsoft has been pushing Office 365 hard in the last year or so, and has been offering price and funding incentives for current customers to make the leap. Microsoft’s cloud offerings suit some customers just fine; for other customers, we recommend sticking with the current perpetual licensing model. It really depends on the circumstances, and, of course, the cost. As I travel around the country talking to Microsoft customers about Office 365, I encounter some common themes/concerns/considerations around this offering. Read on for the four questions I’ve encountered most frequently. 

Tags:CloudExchangeLicensingMicrosoftOffice 365Office Pro PlusSharePointSoftware Assurance

Microsoft Server 2003 Only Has a Year Left

Is Your Organization Ready for a Data Migration?

by Bill Virtue | 08.19.14

I recently delivered training on Dell’s Migration Manager, specifically targeting Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, and I’d like to share some tips for a smooth migration. Any migration is no small task for IT, and those who have conducted a migration in the past often shy away from doing it again. That said, Microsoft Server 2003 Datacenter, Enterprise, and Standard Editions will go End of Support (EOS) in July 2015, and many enterprises are still running Microsoft Server 2003. Many of those servers house Active Directory, Domain Controllers, Exchange 2003 Servers, SQL Servers, and more. Those Exchange environments will need to move to a newer platform such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. As you know, Exchange and Active Directory are tightly integrated, and migrating both Exchange and Active Directory will be a big challenge for many in the coming months. Read on to find out what you can do to ease the transition. [read more]

Tags:Data CenterDell SonicWALLMicrosoftMigrationServers

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