Reminder: Support for Windows Server 2003 ends today

It’s hard to believe that, after 12 great years, Windows Server 2003 extended support ends today. Over the last year, many customers have prepared and planned their migrations and have migrated to a modern infrastructure. Two customers that are already experiencing the significant value to their business following their migrations are Pella Corp and The…

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Modernization Goes Beyond Technology

By now, many of you are likely well aware of the end of support date for Windows Server 2003 (July 15th, 2015). After support ends, many organizations may fail to meet many industrywide compliance standards and regulations. This could result in lost business or an increase in the cost of doing business. The costs of…

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Be Prepared for Tomorrow’s Business: Prioritize Your Windows Server 2003 Migration

Although 75% of IT professionals are aware that support for Windows Server 2003 is ending July 14, 2015, there are still a lot of questions about just how urgent the need to move is. Deprioritizing migration is not uncommon when there are other technology projects that are perceived to more directly benefit business groups. However,…

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Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration Part 5

Assessment – Application Considerations  We’ve reached our fifth blog post!  We are still talking about assessment, but this week, we’re going to focus on Assessment as it relates to reviewing your applications, and identifying they type of ‘adjustments’ required to place them upon a secure and compliant OS.    Let’s face it, the reason you’re still…

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Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration: Part 4

We hope that you’ve been following along with this blog series so far, and that you’ve completed the Discovery phase of your migration planning.  Whether you are a Microsoft Partner or IT professional, you should now be at the point where you know the exact number of Windows Server 2003 instances running in your datacenter…

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Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration: Part 3

So we’re back with our 3rd blog post in our Windows Server 2003 EOS Migration Best Practices series.  Today we’re going to be reviewing useful tools and solutions that can help you execute the Discovery phase of your migration.  Now, while the Discovery exercise is great opportunity to ensure that you thoroughly ‘reconnect’ with your…

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Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration: Part 2

We’re back with our 2nd blog post in the Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support (EOS) Best Practices series.  In today’s post we want to review the first activity that can help ensure a successful migration project – Discovery.  This activity allows you the opportunity to identify exactly what, and how many of your business critical applications…

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Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration

“Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support is right around the corner In preparing for this moment, CIOs, IT Managers, Infrastructure Engineers, Application Managers, and Developers (Yes, I said Developers – it’s not a typo) who are currently running this loved OS should pause to look carefully at their options.  This is one of the largest IT opportunities…

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