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Start Your Microsoft Week with an Assessment of Your Windows 2003 Environment

Plus Get the Latest News from the Greatest Sources

by James Nagurney | 01.30.15
To get us started today, I’d like to share that PC Connection has posted a simple, yet comprehensive, Windows Server 2003 Vulnerability Assessment on its website. It’s free, and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. Please feel free to take the assessment at any time. There’s more on that helpful tool, plus the all the Microsoft news you could possibly handle—including new insights into Windows 10—after the cut.

Tags:CloudMicrosoftMicrosoft Hyper VOffice 365PC ConnectionSecuritySharePointVMwareWindows 8

Migrating to Windows Server 2012?

Hardware Refresh Could Be a Make or Break Move

by Tammy Dozois | 01.28.15

Extended support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ends on July 14, 2015. That means enterprises around the world are busy planning and executing migrations to Windows Server 2012.

Tags:64-bit CPUsApplicationsCloudCostDell PowerEdge ServersHardwareHigh-PerformanceHybrid CloudMicrosoftMigrationPrivate CloudPublic CloudSecurityVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Microsoft Software Support Roadmap

Taking a Look at Microsoft’s Support Roadmap

Are You Prepared for Your Products’ End of Support?

by James Nagurney | 01.22.15

As that old sage Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like deja vu all over again.” Last year around this time everyone was gearing up for End of Life for Windows XP, a popular OS to say the least. Now it’s 2015 and time to bid adieu to another popular operating system. Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2, still widely used, will be coming off Extended Support on July 14 of this year. Time to start thinking about retiring those older servers. You might also be interested to know that Mainstream Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 expired on January 13, 2015.

Tags:MicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportOfficeServersSharePointSupportWindows 7Windows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows XP

Windows Server 2003 Migration Reality Check

Some Questions to Ask as You Take Stock of Your Infrastructure

by Dave Olivier | 01.19.15

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will stop releasing critical patches for Windows Server 2003. Running unsupported software presents significant risks and complications for your business that will only increase in severity as time goes on.

End of support for Windows Server 2003 can have a major impact on your business, so it’s important to take a server migration reality check. End of support means that Microsoft will no longer develop or release any updates for Windows Server 2003, and after support ends applications running on Windows Server 2003 will likely fail to meet compliance standards and regulations.

Tags:ComplianceITMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMigrationSoftwareVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Making the Financial Case for Windows Server 2003 Migration

Intel Can Help You Come Up with the Hard Numbers

by Dave Olivier | 01.12.15

Most IT professionals understand the importance of moving critical enterprise data and apps off Windows Server 2003 before support expires next July, but gaining support from budget-conscious business executives can be a challenge. The regulatory and compliance risks of managing servers that are no longer receiving updates or technical support are frightening, and the potential costs of maintaining these legacy servers and protecting them against cyber-attacks can have long-term impacts on IT budgets.

Tags:ApplicationsComplianceDataEthernetITLicensingMigrationServersUpgradingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

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