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Windows Server 2003

Mysterious Issue Threatens to Derail Windows Server Upgrade

Arraya Insights| November 5, 2015

It’s not often our Microsoft team gets thrown by an issue they encounter at a customer’s site. When it does happen, no white flags are waved and no hands are thrown in the air. Instead, they embrace the challenge and get right to work learning everything they can about the issue so they can solve […]

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End-of-Support Announced for Popular Cisco Security Offering

Arraya Insights| August 26, 2015

Windows Server 2003’s July 14 end of life wasn’t the only deadline IT pros were keeping an eye on this past summer. Also on the radar was July 25, which was when Cisco’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) was shipped for the last time. That date was just the latest in a long line of “lasts” […]

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What to Do with Your Unused Azure Hours?

Arraya Insights| April 29, 2015

Do you have a heap of unused Microsoft Azure hours starting to pile up and collect dust? If so, you’re not alone. Often, when the time comes to renew a contract, Microsoft hits customers with a bunch of free Azure hours. Many customers end up drawing a blank on ways to utilize those freebies and […]

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The Surprising Reason Why Windows Server 2003 Continues to Linger

Arraya Insights| April 1, 2015

Most years, Spring means warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and doctor visits for allergy-sufferers. This year it also means we’re entering the homestretch on support for Windows Server 2003. On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Server 2003. Most IT leaders have had that date circled on their calendars for a while now and […]

Microsoft Hikes Price for Supporting Aging Operating System

Arraya Insights| February 27, 2015

Just in case companies didn’t have enough incentive as it is, Microsoft could be about to add yet another reason to hurry up and migrate systems off of Windows XP and onto a more modern operating system. There are new rumblings that custom support for the aging operating system could cost companies even more once […]

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IT Budgets Getting Tighter in 2015: How to Manage

Arraya Insights| February 3, 2015

Hey, good news! More than half of IT leaders (58%) believe their company’s revenue is going to increase in 2015 from where it was last year. Naturally that means technology budgets will follow suit and IT will finally have a little breathing room to make some much-needed upgrades, right? Let’s hold on a minute before […]

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End of Life Nears for Critical Microsoft Workload: How to Prepare

Arraya Insights| September 2, 2014

This summer hasn’t even ended yet but it’s not too early to start thinking about the next one considering that’s when Microsoft’s extended support for Windows Server 2003 runs out. Come July 14, 2015 all versions of Windows Server 2003 will officially reach their end-of-life. Once that date hits, the updates and security patches from […]

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