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What's the Deal with Windows 10?

Get the Scoop on the Latest from Microsoft

by James Nagurney | 10.23.14

The biggest news coming out of Microsoft this month is the announcement about Windows 10.  We have to be honest that the name is a bit of a surprise. We were expecting Windows 9 or just “Windows” (you know, like “iPad”), but they got us on this one. Apparently, Microsoft is signifying that this will be their final “major” release of their flagship product, with the future bringing on evolutionary, in-place tweaks and modifications. This is probably a smart move as most customers are prone to skipping versions, at least for the last 15+ years or so. Here’s what we know so far:

Tags:ApplicationsiPadLicensingMicrosoftSecurityWindows 10Windows 7Windows 8Windows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows XP

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The News from Microsoft September Edition

Microsoft Is Ready to End Support for More Products

by James Nagurney | 09.17.14

Are you ready for your regular dose of Microsoft headlines? Now that Windows XP’s time has finally run out, Microsoft is ringing the death knell for other popular Windows products, including Windows Server 2003 and 2008, as well as Windows 7. Are you prepared? Not only that, even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, companies are still running it—successfully, even. But is it really that wise? Read on for these stories and more.

Tags:MicrosoftVMwareWindows 8Windows XP

Are You Licensed to Virtualize

Get Your Ducks in a Row Before You Grow

by James Nagurney | 09.15.14

This month I wanted to highlight the growing trend of Virtual Desktops or VDI. The question I get most frequently regarding VDI is “How does this affect my overall cost of Microsoft licensing?” The answer might surprise you. Let’s take a look at a few of the finer points of Windows VDI.

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What's New in the World of Microsoft?

Get Your Updates Now

by James Nagurney | 09.02.14

Can you believe some businesses are still running Windows XP? Check out the story below, as well as the rest of your Microsoft headlines, for the latest and greatest on the software giant.

Tags:Amazon Web ServicesExchangeLyncMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Ended SupportMicrosoft Hyper VMicrosofts New Mini Start MenuMigrating from VMwareOffice 365VMware Virtual EnvironmentsWindows 8Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows XP

Buyer Beware: “Total Production Environment” Licensing Pitfalls

How to Avoid a Logistical Compliance Nightmare

by Lane Shelton | 07.09.14

You’ve probably noticed a constant shift in the licensing landscape as software publishers strive to accommodate evolving customer requirements (thought I’d put it nicely). For example, bundling is a popular tactic, where products are grouped together and additional discounts or advantageous use-rights applied when you acquire the bundle. In many cases, a bundle represents an attractive option; however, at times they also include unintended pitfalls. Lately, I’ve seen one specific issue surface quite a bit. What’s more, it has serious compliance ramifications so I’d like to spend some time getting you up to speed. If you currently have a Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP), or the newest incarnation called the Server/Cloud Enrollment (SCE), you should know that from a logistical standpoint there could be a dark cloud looming over your organization, so please read on.

Tags:ComplianceLicensingSoftwareWindows 8

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