James Nagurney - National Business Development Manager
James Nagurney
National Business Development Manager
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Kurt Hildebrand
Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
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Lane Shelton
Vice President of Software Business Development
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Windows XP Migration Services

Is There Room in Your Stable for Windows 7 and 8?

Why a Hybrid Approach Could Give You the Best of Both Worlds

by Lane Shelton | 04.02.14

Right now, the vast majority of the customers I talk to have chosen to migrate to Windows 7. They are doing this for a lot of good reasons, and I get it. But it’s also becoming clear that specific use-cases within an organization can really benefit from Windows 8/8.1. For more information about what Windows 8 can bring to your organization, read on.

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Microsoft Windows XP on Life Preserver

Windows XP Is Barely Hanging On

It's Time for You to Let Go

by James Nagurney | 02.20.14

Recently, I have noticed considerable buzz regarding a Windows XP support announcement by Microsoft. What I have been hearing from customers over the last couple of weeks is, “Hey, did you hear Microsoft extended XP support again?” Unfortunately, this is not completely accurate; Microsoft will not be patching Windows XP after April 8th. What Microsoft did announce last month was that it would be delivering security signatures through its anti-malware products that will help to protect systems, including those still running Windows XP. For more on what this really means for your organization, read on.

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Keeping Up with Microsoft

How You Can Benefit from Their Accelerating Product Update Schedule

by James Nagurney | 10.09.13

When it comes to releasing new versions of its products, Microsoft has largely stuck to a predictable pattern. Recently, however, it’s become clear that Microsoft has shifted gears. In 2012, we experienced a wave of new releases that left no major product untouched—activity we haven’t seen in almost 3 years. Now it appears that the next 12 months and beyond will see a similar rate of change. Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Lync 2014, System Center 2012 R2, and Visual Studio 2013 are all expected to be major releases (ie, not free service packs). New Office “Gemini” apps will be available in 2014 in the Windows Store, and Microsoft is hinting at a new Windows desktop OS every year. Read on for 3 benefits you can expect from Microsoft’s need for speed.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 For Business

Windows 8.1 for Business: Is It Worth the Upgrade?

Three Reasons to Make the Switch Now

by Lane Shelton | 10.03.13

In this final installment of our Windows 8.1 series, we’ll get right down to it and let you know why we think this is the OS version that will make your upgrade worthwhile. So if you’re thinking about how your future computing environment should look and planning some kind of transformative element in your next refresh cycle, we say give Windows 8.1 a serious look for three reasons:

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Windows 8.1 Start Menu - Shut down

Behold! The Start Button!

What Was Old Is New Again in Windows 8.1

by Lane Shelton | 09.26.13

In this series, we’re presenting a first look at Windows 8.1. Today, we’ll be talking about the famous Start button. 

One of the major barriers to 8 adoption in the first place was the radically different user experience of the “Modern” interface, which was too different to justify for day-to-day users. We’d heard that Microsoft was adding the Start button back, along with the ability to boot to desktop, bypassing the unfamiliar tile screen. We also heard they would establish lock-downs at the corporate IT level to give managers the ability to re-create the more familiar Windows 7 experience for traditional users. Here’s what we experienced:

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