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The Truth About Microsoft Enterprise Agreements

Don’t Overpay—Let Us Find the Value for You

by Lane Shelton | 03.11.15

Chances are, if you have more than 250 devices at your organization, you have heard the Enterprise Agreement (EA) pitch more than once. In fact, I agree hands down you can find results anywhere from 15% to 45% off your costs with an EA under the right circumstances. If your organization wants to license software and cloud services for a minimum three-year period, you get built-in savings and several other benefits like free training, consulting services, and tech support. Even if you’re not ready for the cloud right now, there are ways to use the EA as a licensing vehicle to gain savings and benefits, and possibly even become cloud-ready—but with the ability to move at your pace, on your terms. 

Tags:CloudEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftSoftwareSoftware Assurance

Windows Server 2012 Migration: What’s in It for Me?

What to Expect from a Move to Windows Server 2012

by Jack Dillman | 03.02.15

Migrating to Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 is focused on changing technology landscapes, work environments, and compatibility with the cloud. All of the new features and editions of the migration are very cloud ready. Although Microsoft has retired some products, it’s been in an effort to make the new Server more streamlined and efficient across the board. Read on for a list of the benefits you can expect from migrating to Windows Server 2012

Tags:CloudLicensingMicrosoftVirtualizationWindows Server 2012

Remember when Windows Server 2003 debuted? A highlight that had us all excited were the advances in IT security built in by design. We’re talking about a re-engineered Internet Information Services with strong administrator control both over how Web applications run and user authentication to websites, folders and documents; a standards-based TCP/IP infrastructure, including support for IPv6; and software restriction policies to thwart inadvertently introduced gotcha code and unauthorized program installs.

Tags:BudgetComplianceGovernmentHealthcare ITITMicrosoftMigrationNext-generation serverOS EfficiencySecuritySupportTechnologyVirtualizationWindows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

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Server 2003 EOS: A Migration Path for SMBs

Stay Agile, Competitive with Windows Server 2012

by Sarah Senftle | 02.20.15

For large enterprises, migrating to Windows Server 2012 before Microsoft officially ends support for Server 2003 on July 14, 2015 is a massive project.   Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of servers might have to be replaced as part of the move to a modern, cloud-enabling server OS—all while keeping both migrated and unmigrated employees connected to the network and the business running without any downtime.

For small- and medium-sized businesses, a Server 2003 migration may be less complex, but it is no less critical. Once Microsoft pulls the plug, Server 2003 will be on borrowed time.

Tags:CloudComplianceHPITMicrosoftSecuritySMBTechnologyVirtualizationWindows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Data Migration

Weather the Migration Storm

Let Windows Server Migration Assistant Calm Your Fears

by Seth Mitchell | 02.19.15

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003. There are still an estimated 22 million Windows Server 2003 instances deployed worldwide. In the not-so-distant future, those 22 million Server 2003 deployments will be in jeopardy, and IT departments across the globe must prepare their entire technology infrastructure for migration.

Tags:ApplicationsAzureCloudComplianceData CenterHybridITLane SheltonMicrosoftMigrationPC ConnectionSecurityServer LicensesTechnologyWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2003 Vulnerability AssessmentWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows XP