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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Server Super Drive Promotion

Rev up your Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012r2 + CALs purchases and race to the top to win the ride of your life. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQcqslomMbk:0:0] Full details are available at https://www.microsoftsmarthq.com.au/Main/Promotions/2014_ServerSuperDrive.aspx Join the race to win an epic drive Provide your customers with the enhanced features and capabilities of Windows Server 2012 and Windows…


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…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 2 – Assess

In an earlier post I introduced the Discover stage for Windows Server 2003 migration projects, and today I will move on to the second stage, which is assessing your customer's software inventory to determine what your next steps should be. Hopefully you don't find too many surprises with existing clients, but new clients, or unmanaged…


Modern Biz Technical Series Updated Dates For Training

Grow Your Business with Technical Training 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 Server 2014 capabilities to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. This set of training courses is designed to prepare Microsoft…


Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Part 1 – Discover

This will be the first of a four part series of posts on the four major steps involved in migrating off Windows Server 2003 (and later versions of Windows Server in most cases), but instead of just rehashing the information that targets larger enterprise customers, I will be presenting the information from the perspective of…

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ModernBiz Technical Training for Azure, Office 365 & Windows Server – Register Now!

Grow Your Business with Technical Training 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 Server 2014 capabilities to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. This set of training courses is designed to prepare Microsoft…


Modern Biz Grow Efficiently events coming in October

The registration site hasn't gone live yet, but the following training will be delivered in 4 cities (see end of post for cities and dates) in October. Module 1: Migrating Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2  New Features in Windows Server 2012 R2  System Requirements  Editions  Core  Full GUI  Standard Edition vs. Datacenter   Risk…


Windows Server 2012 R2 Versus Entry level NAS Devices for SMB Customers

A frequent topic that has been raised with the Australian OEM team recently is how you should approach conversations where the customer thinks that a cheap NAS device may suit their requirements rather than delivering a Windows Server based solution, so in the inaugural post for this blog I'll cover some of the reasons that…

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