Microsoft sounds 100-day DOOM KLAXON for Windows Server 2003

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Upgrade now or forget about disruptive mobile cloud innovation, says Redmond Microsoft wants you on the upgrade treadmill

peniksen keskimitat Microsoft’s sounded the 100-day warning bell for Windows Server 2003, which exits supported status on July 14th.

metodos para alargar pene Redmond’s rolling out the usual arguments for making the move to anything other than Server 2003: you’re going to be insecure; you’re missing out on the joy of virtualisation and automation, and the savings they generate; don’t even think about trying to do cloud or mobile with Windows Server 2003; by sticking with 2003 you’ve tied yourself to the CPU equivalent of a steam engine and there’s no future in that, and; no way can you be a disruptive innovator on a crusty old operating system like Windows Server 2003.

seios maiores All of which are sound arguments. Why, then, are at least 57 per cent of the organisations Microsoft had Spiceworks poll still running at least one Windows Server 2003 instance 100 days from its implosion?

an gi nguc to Mike Heald, Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise man in Australia, had no answer beyond an acknowledgement that apps are sometimes tightly coupled to servers and operating systems, which makes upgrades tricky. Especially for smaller businesses if they’re impecunious or tied to legacy apps.

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