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.
Running Time: 44:04
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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
IT Pro Bookshelf:
- “The Power of the API Economy”, IBM Redbook, 26pp
- Modern Datacenter Architecture Patterns–Hybrid Networking, MSFT Technet
- The Hadoop Weekly newsletter #100
- Intel Core 5th gen factsheet
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