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Consider Your Windows Server 2003 Upgrade

Is a Managed Cloud the Right Option for You?

by Lane Shelton | 06.15.15

Enterprises migrating from Windows Server 2003 face a bewildering world of options, with most of those residing in the cloud. For those IT departments trying to determine the best way to leverage their migration to Windows Server 2012, there are numerous cloud models—public, private, and hybrid, for starters—and even more cloud hosts to consider. It can be a bit overwhelming, and many IT decision makers would prefer moving to the cloud gradually and with a committed, experienced partner. For those businesses, a managed cloud solution of some kind may be the best way to go. Read on to find out which solution is the best fit for your business.

Tags:CloudMicrosoftNetworkingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows 10 in the Office

Microsoft Makes the Move to Windows 10

Virtual Assistant Cortana Is the Killer Feature

by Courtney Taylor | 06.11.15

Microsoft is slotted to release Windows 10 this summer— July 29th. Many people are skeptical of their ambition to create an OS that will function seamlessly across all platforms and devices, especially due to the criticism they received over Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft tried to deliver 8 and 8.1 in the same fashion, and I think it’s safe to say that they weren’t exactly successful. The OS itself was laid out very nicely, but is without a doubt optimized for touch devices; trying to navigate the tiles on a non-touch device or even trying to figure out how to shut the device down proved to be a frustrating task (even I’m guilty of not being able to find the darn button!) So what makes Windows 10 different? Read on to find out.

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Windows Server 2003 Goes EOL

What’s Your Biggest Security Threat?

by Lane Shelton | 06.09.15

IT professionals face two fundamental challenges every day: 1) Keeping their enterprise’s network running, and 2) Keeping it secure.

Which is why it’s so important for enterprises still relying on Windows Server 2003 to migrate from the aging server OS, which Microsoft will cease supporting after July 14, 2015. Once Redmond no longer offers support, organizations relying on Server 2003 will face a number of risks that over time will only increase in severity.

Tags:Data CenterHealthcare ITITMicrosoftOS EfficiencySecurityServer PlatformServersWindows Server 2003

Time's Up-Do You Know Where Your Windows Server 2012 Upgrade Is?

Don’t Expose Your Organization to the Unnecessary Risks

by Jonathan Clark | 06.08.15

Windows Server 2003 has been a reliable workhorse for over a decade, a bastion of corporate computing available in multiple editions targeted toward particular sizes and types of business. But on July 14, Microsoft will stop releasing critical patches for it. According to research from endpoint threat prevention, detection, and response firm Bit9 + Carbon Black, nearly one in three enterprises (30%) plan to continue to run Windows Server 2003 after the July 14 deadline, leaving an estimated 2.7 million servers unprotected. The study polled 500 enterprises in the United Kingdom and the United States and found that more than half of the enterprises surveyed did not know when the end-of-life deadline is.

Don’t be that company.

Tags:End Of SupportMicrosoftWindows Server 2003

Discover, Assess, Target, Migrate: Windows Server

The Four Steps to Moving on from Windows Server 2003

by Melissa Rivas | 05.27.15

July 14, 2015 is the date to remember. Windows Server 2003 is going end of support, and like thousands of others, your organization must consider the best path to upgrade. For most, the greatest benefit can be derived by examining the entire server infrastructure (including hardware, operating systems, and application modernization) all at once. For the four key steps to this critical process, read on.

Tags:AzureData CenterMicrosoftMicrosoft AzurePC Connection IncServersWindows Server 2012

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