Kurt Hildebrand - Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
Kurt Hildebrand
Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
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Lane Shelton
Vice President of Software Business Development
Rich Faille - Director of Mobility Practice
Rich Faille
Director of the Mobility Practice
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Tony D'Ancona
VP VMware EUC for PC Connection, Inc. Solutions and Services Division
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The latest software news and solutions to help you assess, plan, and implement your IT projects. From articles on new or upgraded software, including operating systems and virtualization, to procurement and integration issues, such as licensing options, and more. We’ll keep you Connected with our Software News.


VDI: Past and Present

Get Your Virtualization Engines Running Using Cisco UCS

by Tony D'Ancona | 02.17.15

There have been a lot of changes in desktop virtualization in the past year or so. Where once we were pretty happy if we could deliver a virtual desktop directly to a client that had specific software for receiving a virtual desktop, today we have so many more options. In reality, the VDI story has changed to the EUC story. VDI is certainly one of the important use cases (for users that are well-connected to the network), but end-user computing now addresses the other aspects, from a disconnected user to a modern application delivery system that gives us SSO access to apps, SAAS, content and desktops, through devices with a HTML5 browsers—all managed with an Enterprise Mobility Manager.

Tags:Cisco UCSEUCServersSoftwareVDI DeploymentVirtualization

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Unlock The Virtues of Virtualization

by Camden Haley | 02.06.15

Migrating from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is your chance to take your relationship with virtualization to the next level. It’s also an opportunity to upgrade to high-performance, power-efficient servers that provide a fast ROI.

Windows Server 2003 has been a reliable workhorse for over a decade—a bastion of corporate computing available in multiple editions targeted toward particular sizes and types of business. But on July 14, Microsoft will stop releasing critical patches for it.

Tags:CloudHyper-virtualizedITMicrosoftNetworkingServer ConsolidationServersVirtualizationWindows ServerWindows Server 2003 EOS

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