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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 does 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

Software Asset Management (SAM): Increases Efficiency, Limits Risk, and Reduces Cost

How Well Do You Know SAM?

Go Behind the Scenes of Software Asset Management

by Lane Shelton | 09.09.14

Chances are, I’m in the minority when I reveal that Software Asset Management has for years been a passion of mine. I am fascinated by the mere evolution of software licensing as it went from complicated, to super-complicated, to super-ultra-complicated. For the past 15 years, my personal mission has been to help customers understand the rules and then apply those rules in ways that reduce risk and save money. At face value, SAM can often appear very black and white. What I hope you soon realize is that there is much more that contributes to this strategy.

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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 XP

The Four Most Important Questions About Office 365

What You Need to Know Before You Make the Move

by James Nagurney | 08.27.14

Microsoft’s year ended with a flurry of activity on June 30. One of the trends we continue to see developing is the move towards the cloud and Office 365. It’s no secret that Microsoft has been pushing Office 365 hard in the last year or so, and has been offering price and funding incentives for current customers to make the leap. Microsoft’s cloud offerings suit some customers just fine; for other customers, we recommend sticking with the current perpetual licensing model. It really depends on the circumstances, and, of course, the cost. As I travel around the country talking to Microsoft customers about Office 365, I encounter some common themes/concerns/considerations around this offering. Read on for the four questions I’ve encountered most frequently. 

Tags:CloudExchangeLicensingMicrosoftOffice 365Office Pro PlusSharePointSoftware Assurance

Software Defined Networking

The Path to a More Cost-effective Infrastructure

by Tim Allen | 08.14.14

As cloud, mobility, and other trends create more complex architectures, networks must be able to adapt in terms of security, scalability, and manageability. Software-defined networking (SDN) is an ideal technology to simplify your infrastructure.

Tags:CloudMobilityNetworkingSecuritySoftware

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James Nagurney - National Business Development Manager
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