Windows Server Q&A From Recent OEM Events Part 2

Another two cities visited, and more Q/A that are recurring themes… When did Windows Server stop including base CALs? This change was introduced in 2012 with Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter editions If I have two Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard host servers running Hyper-V with two VMs running on each server, can I…


Upcoming Events – ModernBiz Series – Safeguard Your Business

I’ll be delivering these events in January, so shake off the New Year brainfog and get yourself registered. Learn How to Help Customers Protect Their Business Data The Modern Biz Technical Series provides training, demonstrations, and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Office 365, Windows, Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, and SQL…


Windows Server Q&A From Recent OEM Events

Here are some of the questions that have been raised at OEM events over the last few events… as we still have a few more coming up I'll add new posts covering these. Please note that none of these override anything in the EULA or Product Usage Rights documentation, if they have updates that are…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 4 – Migrate Your Workloads

Now that we've gone through some of the necessary steps to prepare for the migration, it's time to migrate the different workloads. With an understanding of what is still running on Widows Server 2003, what needs to migrate when, and where to migrate to, you can make a plan and begin to migrate. But arriving…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 3d – Target Your Destination – Migrating Applications

For the final part of Target Your Destination the focus will be on migrating applications that are running on Windows Server 2003 and need to be moved to a new platform. Custom and third-party applications can be migrated to Windows Server 2012 R2 running either on-premises (note the need for new hardware and the possibility…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 3b – Target Your Destination – Microsoft Azure, Cloud OS and Office 365

In the last post I covered some of the capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2, in this post I'll focus on some of the capabilities that Microsoft Azure provides. Microsoft Azure also offers some key benefits to consider. Without additional capital expenditures, you can have the IT capacity you need when you need it. Your…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 3a – Target Your Destination – Windows Server 2012 R2

In today's post I will cover the first target scenario, which is Windows Server 2012 R2, and in the next post I will cover Microsoft Azure, Cloud OS Network and Office 365 scenarios. You must choose a migration destination for each application and workload. There are four destinations for migration: •Windows Server 2012 R2 •Microsoft…

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More details on the upcoming ModernBiz technical training events

Below you will find more details on each of the sessions to identify which ones are most appropriate for your business. Attendees of these events will receive access to private Yammer groups with additional resources to help them learn more about the topics covered, as well advise attendees of any content updates which may impact…