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Roaming Rights, Windows VDA, and You

Key Changes to Virtual Desktop Access Licensing

by Melissa Curtis | 04.19.16

For years now, Microsoft has offered virtual desktop access (VDA) through Software Assurance. Soon, this feature will no longer be available.

If you’re like me, sometimes it feels as if life revolves around Microsoft licensing. I love digging into the details—and one thing that I was slightly surprised to see in Microsoft’s product terms was that roaming rights were retired for Windows Enterprise and Windows VDA. You may ask, “What does this mean?” Well, it means that you may have to change the way that you license your environment.

Tags:CloudMicrosoftSoftware AssuranceVirtual Desktop AccessWindows Server Enterprise

End User Computing (EUC) Diagram

Unite Your Organization with EUC

Your End Users Are Important Too!

by Tony Dancona | 04.06.16

Today I want to talk to you about your user base. You know, your employees, coworkers, bosses—basically everyone who sits in front of a keyboard at your business. Without them, not a lot would get done. After all, those reports aren’t going to type themselves!


Microsoft Software A Time to Deploy and a Time to Migrate

Develop the Right Strategy before You Dive In

by Jeff Stork | 03.25.16

Make sure strategy—not panic—is driving your migration. There is no better time to upgrade your Microsoft environment than today. The decision is easy, but executing can be a challenge.  By keeping business strategy at the top of your objectives, you can assure best chance of best outcomes. 


Windows 10 Breaking News

You may have heard it first when I blogged about Microsoft’s recent announcement which indicated that they would effectively pull the plug on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 support for 6th Gen and higher processors after July 2017. In an effort to get this word out quickly we emailed, posted to our blog, and even recorded a video. Our commitment has been ongoing, and we have been busy talking to customers and gathering feedback for Microsoft. We found that many of our customers felt this change had a negative impact and put a severe crimp in already strained IT budgets and plans. It appears Microsoft has heard the feedback and announced the cutoff date has been extended to July 17, 2018. Here’s what it all means. 

Tags:ConnectionMicrosoftSecurityVideoWindows 10Windows 7Windows 8

Microsoft SQL Server

Life After "SQL-mageddon"

Prepare for Your Migration in Four Steps

by Lane Shelton | 03.10.16

With the official end of life looming (RIP, April 12, 2016) for the up to 2 million-plus servers running some form of Microsoft’s popular relational database management system, SQL Server 2005, putting in place a migration plan is not optional—it’s a must. For most, staying with Microsoft represents the least painful alternative, although this is not without its challenges. In addition to the current successor, SQL Server 2014, other options include SQL Server 2012, the eventually-to-be-released SQL Server 2016 or Azure SQL Database (cloud). Read on for the four steps to a successful SQL migration that should be top of mind.

Tags:AzureMicrosoftSQL ServerSQL Server 2005SQL Server 2014

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