Older Versions Of Internet Explorer Reach End Of Support January 12, 2016 – Part 3

In the final post of this series I've embedded a number of videos related to the topics that have been covered in the last few posts for those of you who prefer to learn via video based material rather than reading online. (Part 1) Windows 10 and App Compat: What about my Windows Apps? Kevin Remde…

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Older Versions Of Internet Explorer Reach End Of Support January 12, 2016 – Part 2

In Part 1 I highlighted some of the resources that focus on End Of Support for older versions of Internet Explorer, in this post I'll focus on some of the compatibility and migration resources that are available. Tips and tricks to manage Internet Explorer compatibility This article focuses on how to leverage the Enterprise Mode…


Older Versions Of Internet Explorer Reach End Of Support January 12, 2016 – Part 1

Today's post is a collection of information and resources related to the end of support for Internet 10 and earlier from various Microsoft resources. The adoption of Internet Explorer 11 with it's Enterprise Mode for backwards compatibility and Microsoft Edge moving forward is Microsoft's double pronged approach to addressing compatibility concerns with web apps, and…

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Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant – Third Party Applications

The final post in this series covers the Migration Planning Assistant recommendations for Third Party Applications, and I'll start with the one that hopefully you won't be encountering. Report an incompatible application If, during your discover and assessment phases, you found a third party application that is not supported on Windows Server 2003 and holding…


Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant – Custom Applications

Custom applications can tend to be one of the more complex pieces of a migration, especially when dealing with older applications that were built to integrate closely with older operating systems and software solutions. Here is the guidance from the Migration Planning Assistant to help make decisions about what direction to take those applications in….


Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant – SharePoint Server

While most SMB exposure to SharePoint is via the included SharePoint Team Services or SharePoint Foundation that was included in Small Business Server, so the complexity of solutions used is generally quite low, normally revolving around team sites and document libraries, rather than the advanced development and workflow capabilities that SharePoint Server traditionally provides. The…


Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant – Exchange Server

Exchange is generally one of the first Microsoft workloads that SMB customers move to the cloud, and usually through a hosted option such as Office 365's Exchange Online offering. Migrating to another hosted Exchange provider is also something that many SMBs have taken advantage of in the past, but with the additional value that Office…


Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant – SQL Server

The dive into the Migration Planning Assistant continues this week, starting with SQL Server. Upgrade on new hardware   The current version of SQL Server is SQL Server 2014, and significant new features and improvements have been developed over the years. SQL Server 2014 runs on Windows Server 2012 R2. You will need to consider…


Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant – Terminal Services Migration

Moving on to Terminal Service Migration now, once again with the recommendations from the Migration Planning Assistant. There's not a huge amount of specific Terminal Services to Remote Desktop Services information included, but I'll check again soon to see if it has been updated. One of the important things to take note of here is…


Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant – Active Directory Migration

Following on from File Server and Web Server migration, today's focus is on Active Directory migration recommendations from the Migration Planning Assistant. Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services Consider the following guidelines when virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services: Installation: You can install a Windows Server domain controller as a virtual machine, along with other application servers,…