Windows Server 2003 Moving On – IDC’s Recommendations

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Microsoft has been getting the word out about the impending end of life for Windows Server 2003 which is fast approaching.  On July 14, 2015 extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end and technical support, patches, and security fixes will abruptly cease.

But every end, brings a new beginning, and the opportunities for companies migrating to new server operating systems are many.  In a recent white paper sponsored by Microsoft, IDC analyst Al Gillen outlines the improvements and benefits of moving to Windows Server 2008 or 2012 and suggests a plan for migration.  The first step is determining your end state, where do you want to be.  The opportunities for expanding virtual desktop Infrastructure and laying out a mobile first strategy and mobile application management are top of the list for many enterprises.

The paper can be found on the Microsoft download site…/Windows_Server_2003_Why_You_Should


Learn more about being prepared for change and migrating from Windows Server 2003 in these previous blog posts:


Server 2003 end of support

Migrate Server 2003 to 2012

Windows Server 2003 migration: Application Virtualization

Windows Server 2003 migration: Application Virtualization – See more at: /blog/Application-Readiness/page/3/#sthash.Efa1qqQo.dpuf