When IT wants to migrate from Server 2003 but management ignores them


I haven’t met an IT Pro who is happy that Windows Server 2003 is still in their environment. When I ask why it is still there then, they reply that management doesn’t want to provide the resources to make it go away.

Running Server 2003 is not a long term proposition


It’s not really a surprise that a significant number of organizations are still running Server 2003. What all of them must realize at some point is that Running Server 2003 is not a long term proposition. At some point in time those servers are going to need to be decommissioned. The sooner the better.

You’re going to need a plan to get yourself off Server 2003


No matter how much you might wish them to simply disappear, the only way that you’re going to get your Server 2003 servers out of your environment is by coming up and enacting a plan.

Addressing the State of VMware's Union


VMware Inc. continues to rule the industry. It has a strong or dominant position in a number of market segments, including virtual machine (VM) software, access virtualization, application virtualization, storage virtualization, network virtualization, management of virtualized environments and security for virtualized environments.  

175 MILLION websites still powered by Windows Server 2003


Windows Server 2003 support ended a month ago today, but there are still 175 million websites on the public internet – about one in five – that are powered by the operating system. Plenty of the machines also run Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of Redmond's web server that has primitive security compared to its successors.

AppZero focused on improving Windows Server to Azure cloud migrations


Organizations that have not given much thought to life after Windows Server 2003 may find efficient migration solutions from Software-as-a-Service suites. Vendors such as AppZero are focused on providing the proper SaaS tools to help companies transition to more flexible and secure environments. AppZero recently previewed its Service Provider edition for Microsoft Azure at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago.

Windows Server 2003 Meets the Zombie Apocalypse


Many small and midsized businesses (SMBs) have a danger lurking in their server room can that undermine their best efforts to keep their users and data safe.

Windows Server 2003 - I'm Late, I'm Late for a Very Important Date! - via Open Source Magazine and Derive


In an article yesterday from Open Source Magazine, author Greg O'Connor describes the results of the recent end-of-support initiative for Windows Server 2003.  In the past year, there have been numerous sessions, programs, and published articles and blogs that highlighted the importance of migrating.  

Desperate Microsoft PAYS Win Server 2003 laggards to jump ship


Exclusive Microsoft is paying customers to dump Windows Server 2003, The Register has learned. The software giant is so desperate for the thousands who missed its July 14 extended support cut-off date to get off the legacy server operating system, it’s decided to start eating the costs.

Why did people stick with Windows Server 2003?


One of the interesting questions around why so many organizations hadn’t migrated from Windows Server 2003 by the time the end of support date rolled around was “what on earth made people stick with a 12 year old server operating system so long?”