ITPS195: Upgrades

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IT Pro Show podcastExecutive Summary:

What is your company’s approach to upgrades? Do you weigh features against security? Are they a nuisance or a competitive advantage? We’ll debate this in our first show of the new year.


Hosts: John KresicTom KresicMike Kresic

Running Time: 44:04



IT Pro News:




IT Pro Main Topic: Managing change when confronted with obsolescence and forced upgrades


Be sure that you have been monitoring the Microsoft Lifecycle


now on Extended Support, January 2015

  • Dynamics C5 2010, Dynamics NAV 2009, Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
  • Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise,  Exchange Server 2010 Standard
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 (many)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (many)


now on End of Support, January 2015

  • Host Integration Server 2004
  • Systems Management Server 2003
  • Systems Management Server 2003 R2
  • Virtual Server 2005  (many)
  • Visual FoxPro 9.0


about to retire, July 2015

  • Windows Server 2003


VALUE: is it worth the new features

SECURITY: is it still being patched and does it matter much to you

NUISANCE: every upgrade takes time, money, and comes with a few surprises.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: are people in the company seeking features that are customer facing




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