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Tag: Windows Server


  • Microsoft free server 2008 support – at a cost?

    SQL Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2008/R2 will go out of support in July 2019 and January 2020 respectively. Many organisations across the globe are still running these server editions within their infrastructure and have, at a maximum, 18 months left until they are left without...

  • Microsoft announce Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2019 is due for release in the 2nd half of 2018, and the preview is available now via the Insiders program. What’s new? Microsoft have identified four key themes: Hybrid Cloud Combined with Project Honolulu, Microsoft’s re-imagined Windows Server management experience,...

  • Gambling on Microsoft Custom Support for Windows Server 2003

    This article was contributed by Paul DeGroot, Principal Consultant at Pica Communications. Paul DeGroot Paul DeGroot is one of the world’s leading experts on Microsoft licensing principles, policies, and strategies. He led the licensing practice at Directions on Microsoft,...

  • Office 365 licensing restrictions push Reed towards Google Apps

    The technology landscape is shifting all the time with changes being brought about by virtualization, mobility and cloud. With this dynamism and force for change in mind, I was particularly interested to speak this week to Mark Ridley, head of technology at the UK job site

  • Snow Software vies to be number one SAM vendor by 2015

    Swedish vendor Snow Software aims to be number one SAM vendor by 2015 (Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden) Gutsy talk from Snow Software this week who are aiming to be the number one SAM tool in the world by 2015 following 44% growth last year. The announcement came with the release of...

  • Microsoft Licensing in the Cloud ‘As Complicated as Ever’

    Jeff Parker, Directions on Microsoft (DOM) I admire Directions on Microsoft (DOM) for their high quality content and professionalism, so it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to interview Jeff Parker, President. In this interview we explore DOM’s unique take on ‘miles...

  • Versions, Editions and Downgrades Key to Microsoft Licensing

    This article has been contributed by Rob Horwitz of Directions on Microsoft.  Customers who acquire a license for a particular product version and edition may deploy an earlier version or different edition in its place under certain circumstances. These licensing rules, called...

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