Posts Tagged ‘Windows Server 2012’

What Does Azure Stack Mean for the Enterprise?

At the Ignite 2015 conference Microsoft had announced a few details about what Azure Stack is, and that at its most basic level it’s Azure Services that run in the On-Premises, Enterprise Data Center. Back when Microsoft Azure launched in 2010, there was a promise of Azure in your Data Center, that wasn’t talked about […]

Azure: Did you know? Application Proxy for Web Applications

Have you ever needed to publish an internal web application for use outside of your corporate firewall?  If you have, you’re probably aware of many of the complications that come up while exploring that option including what ports need to be exposed, to DMZ or not to DMZ, various authentication challenges, etc.  Well, now you can with […]

Azure: Did You Know? No Integrated Authentication in SQL Azure

Microsoft Azure SQL Database is very similar to on-premises SQL Server, but there are a few key differences. One of these difference is that SQL Azure doesn’t support integrated authentication (i.e. when caller is identified by its domain account). I assume this is a technical limitation which could be explained by the lack of domain […]

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Looms – A Webinar Recap

It’s no secret – Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003 ends on July 14, 2015. Last week, Perficient, AppZero and Cisco teamed up for a webinar, Planning & Preparing for Windows Server 2003 End of Life. During the session, the speakers discussed the options and paths available when moving off Windows Server 2003, including the […]

Upcoming Webinar: Planning for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life

Still running Windows Server 2003? For a variety of reasons, there are many companies with Windows Server 2003 still in production. What does this all mean, really? “End-of-life” means Microsoft will completely end support for Windows Server 2003 including patches and security update. And when does this happen? July 14, 2015. Given the rate at […]

Windows Server 2003 End of Life - Migration Tools and Methodology

Windows Server 2003 End of Life – Migration Tools and Methodology

Windows Server 2003 will reach end of life on July 14, 2015. Support and security patches will no longer be available after that date. If you are still running Server 2003 in your environment, hopefully you are already planning how to migrate your workloads to a supportable platform. If you are just beginning to consider […]

How to Address Windows Server 2003 EOL

How to address Windows Server 2003 EOL & Legacy Applications

So you have a bunch of old Windows Server 2003’s still plodding along with out-of support legacy enterprise applications running, that are still critical to your business? Windows Server 2003 support ends mid next year! You certainly don’t want to deal with increased security risks and the chance of loss of compliance by ignoring this […]

Transfer Your XP Data the Easy Way

The Windows XP end of life support deadline has come and gone as of April 8th… now what? End of support means that software updates for Windows XP will no longer be distributed by Microsoft or its hardware partners. This includes security updates that help protect PCs from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that […]

End Of Life For Windows XP Or Is It?

Microsoft finally ended support for Windows XP, its end of life happened April 8th 2014. So what does this mean for those of us still on Windows XP?  No more support, hot fixes, and patches? Well not really, Microsoft will be creating patches and security updates for years ahead. But like everything it has a […]

End of Windows XP Support What Now Windows 7 or 8

After a twelve-year run, the end of life for Windows XP is finally here. So what does this mean for those on XP still? Well in a nutshell support and updates will no longer be available, many machines will be unprotected, out of compliance and will open the door for vulnerabilities. The big question going […]

Windows Azure: Retiring Windows Server 2008 and how to upgrade

Beginning on June 2, 2014 Windows Azure will be retiring Windows Server 2008.  This means that you will no longer be able to deploy a new Cloud Service or manage your existing services on virtual machines running Windows Server 2008. Windows Azure currently supports four different GuestOS ‘versions’: GuestOS 1.x – Windows Server 2008 GuestOS […]

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – How does it compare?

I recently attended a Microsoft event “IT Camp: Virtualization” in Los Angeles where they distributed a product comparison white paper on VMware VShpere 5.5 and Hyper-V server 2012 R2. I was surprised to see how much the Microsoft Hyper-V platform has matured over the past few years and is now a viable option for virtualization […]

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