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Thanks Microsoft: Cyborg Licensing User-Based Windows OS Is Here

Bring Your Own (and Be Your Own) Device Within Reach

by Lane Shelton | 11.11.14

Microsoft has embraced “by device” selling for their Windows desktop operating system since what feels like the beginning of time. But change has compounded over the past several years and truly transformed our computing experience. So much so that ordinary end-users (myself included) are lugging around a bagful of devices in order to stay connected at all times. We all want to work and play on devices that we choose to use—not to be hampered by things like file synchronization and compatibility or good taste getting in our way. As a result, we are slowly but surely becoming a community of cyborgs. Finally, Microsoft is listening! We want to bring our own device and even BE our own device. What does that all really mean? 

Tags:AssessmentComplianceDeviceEnterprise AgreementExchangeLicensingLyncMicrosoftOffice 365ServersSharePointSoftwareWindows 8Windows XP

Top Four Essentials for Your Security Policy

Don’t Get Caught without These

by Stephen Nardone | 10.30.14

In an era when security threats morph daily and compliance regulations get more complex every year, creating a solid and up-to-date security program is crucial. Here’s how to do it.

To be worth its salt, a good security program must cover your organization end-to-end and line up with your company’s risk management strategy, and provide all the necessary standards, guidelines, and policies to enforce the program. It must also be flexible enough to incorporate ongoing revisions and updates. And it must be enforceable—otherwise, it’s just an object of employee derision and a waste of time.

Tags:CloudComplianceSecurityServersStorage

OMG 2003! So Much Noise

Let’s breathe and focus on what’s next

by Lane Shelton | 09.29.14

There’s a lot of Windows Server 2003 out there, we get it. We see it first-hand working with customers doing deep-core licensing analysis because we have to know where all the VMs, clusters, and servers are to determine the best ways to pay for it all. We’ve all read the statistics, and our work with customers confirms it – Windows Server 2003 is still a workhorse, even in today’s modern datacenters. The risks are obvious – just read any daily news digest to find another story about a major security breach. Breaches involve data and the data lives in datacenters. So when Microsoft pulls the plug on W2003 Server in July of 2015, some of that data is going to be connected to unsupported server infrastructure.

Tags:CloudDataHybrid CloudLicensingMicrosoftPrivate CloudSecurityServers

Better Safe than Sorry When it Comes to Security

The Old Adage is Still Relevant in the Digital Age

by Salvatore Sparace | 08.21.14

On July 9th The New York Times reported, “Chinese hackers in March were able to compromise the US Government’s network that houses the Office of Personnel Management Database. They appeared to be targeting files on tens of thousands of applicants for security clearances.” The report traveled quickly across the major news outlets with officials unable to comment on the extent of the act.

Tags:InfrastructureNetworkingSecurityServers

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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