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Back to Business: a Round-up of Resources for Windows Server 2003 Migration

Transitioning from the freedom of summer to the structure of back to work and school can be tough for all of us. Yet, September is a time of renewal, a time to refocus on our goals and remember that, sometimes, making big changes begins with small ones. The key is not to overwhelm ourselves, but to...Transitioning from the freedom of summer to the structure of back to work and school can be tough for all of us. Yet, September is a time of renewal, a time to refocus on our goals and remember that, sometimes, making big changes begins with small ones. The key is not to overwhelm ourselves, but to keep moving forward, often with small steps at a time.

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Small World

This post was suggested and contributed to by Emad Steitieh, with contributions by Daniel Kucinski.

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Windows Server 2003 - I'm late, I'm late, for a very Important Date!

Windows Server 2003 End of Support is here and there is little most enterprises can do at this point to change the fact that they are now dependent on an unsupported operating system. Here we are at Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference again, muttering "I'm late, I'm late," just like the...Windows Server 2003 End of Support is here and there is little most enterprises can do at this point to change the fact that they are now dependent on an unsupported operating system. Here we are at Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference again, muttering "I'm late, I'm late," just like the herald-like white rabbit of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, (We have a cool White Rabbit twitter campaign going this week - check it out) except that we cannot manipulate time. This is the event where, last year, there were many sessions highlighting processes, tools and partner ecosystem to help companies migrate off of Windows Server 2003. Analysts, the media and Microsoft were talking in terms of close to 20 million machines in production still running Windows Server 2003. Back then, the opportunity was characterized as a Y2K situation that would result in as much as 45 billion dollars spent helping to remediate this event.

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Five Tips For Troubleshooting Application Migrations

This post, authored by Troy Hummon, Senior Solutions Architect at AppZero, is the second guest post in our new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration."

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5 Keys to a Successful W2K3 Migration

Meet Scott Slater, Senior Solutions Architect at AppZero. Scott has been one busy guy since joining AppZero in 2013. With Windows Server 2003 end of extended support looming on July 14, 2015, he’s been rolling up his sleeves and guiding organizations faced with moving applications from legacy...Meet Scott Slater, Senior Solutions Architect at AppZero. Scott has been one busy guy since joining AppZero in 2013. With Windows Server 2003 end of extended support looming on July 14, 2015, he’s been rolling up his sleeves and guiding organizations faced with moving applications from legacy Windows servers, often under less-than-ideal conditions.

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WS2003 Migration: No Source Code, No Problem!

This post, authored by Greg Dennis, is the first guest post in our new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration."

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Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration

It's spring in the Northeast, and this week we're launching a new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration." Why a series of posts on WS2003? Even as summer and EOS is just months away, our "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" survey...It's spring in the Northeast, and this week we're launching a new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration." Why a series of posts on WS2003? Even as summer and EOS is just months away, our "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" survey reveals the shocking truth: most of you haven't done anything about remediation yet, and most will not complete your upgrades before the deadline.

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Windows Server 2003 End of Support is Coming Are You Ready? [New Survey]

The clock is ticking: the End of Support for Windows Server 2003, #WS2003EOS, arrives this July, as in four months from now. This means there will be no more patches or security updates and your applications and business will be at risk. New threats won't be addressed and WS2003 systems will be a...The clock is ticking: the End of Support for Windows Server 2003, #WS2003EOS, arrives this July, as in four months from now. This means there will be no more patches or security updates and your applications and business will be at risk. New threats won't be addressed and WS2003 systems will be a security risk and compliance nightmare. Especially for those in heavily regulated industries -- pharmaceuticals, banking/finance and insurance, as well as any company that processes credit card transactions -- this will cause a heavy compliance burden and could put you at risk of accruing penalties and fines.

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Agile Application Migration and Modernization

The market transition from education and evaluation to remediation is marching along as the End of Support (EOS) nears for Windows Server 2003. The market has moved from being unaware of the challenge that EOS would pose for most IT organizations at the beginning of 2014 to POCs, trials, and...The market transition from education and evaluation to remediation is marching along as the End of Support (EOS) nears for Windows Server 2003. The market has moved from being unaware of the challenge that EOS would pose for most IT organizations at the beginning of 2014 to POCs, trials, and evaluating how to get help with these projects by the end of 2014. You can get a sense of how the market has moved by reading the 2014 Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survey Results.

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New Whitepaper: Win Server 2003 Migration, Up-Level Migrations

At AppZero we spend much of our days advising our customers on how to remediate their risk of running Windows Server 2003 servers after it reaches the end of extended support this summer. To help, we have compiled some of our best thinking into a whitepaper to help you plan your migration project....At AppZero we spend much of our days advising our customers on how to remediate their risk of running Windows Server 2003 servers after it reaches the end of extended support this summer. To help, we have compiled some of our best thinking into a whitepaper to help you plan your migration project. The whitepaper was just released and is available here.

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About AppZero

AppZero’s products and services provide a fast, flexible way to move server applications to a cloud or datacenter, without code change. Encapsulating Windows applications in VM/OS-free containers, AppZero’s patented software moves most Windows server applications with ease. AppZero allows you to move applications from an old OS to a newer one, and to modernize and move to the cloud efficiently.

"Application owners have highly customized applications that are no longer supported by the original ISV and sitting on out of warranty hardware in EOL 2003 Win Server Operating Systems. AppZero gives them an opportunity, the only option, to resolve 2 out of 3 of these compliance issues without completely changing their applications; the AppZero tool is awesome."

Amit Kapoor - Windows Support at GAP-HCL