Moving Windows workloads to the cloud opens a path toward freedom of choice, lower costs and release from vendor lock-in.
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As agencies look for ways to improve performance, optimize costs and embrace a digital future, they are turning to the cloud for many of their services.
Windows XP’s days are numbered. Microsoft will be terminating all support for the operating system, as well as support for Microsoft Word 2003, on April 8, 2014. This includes all security updates and fixes, leaving those with Windows XP vulnerable to security threats. Many organizations are now faced with the task of migrating to aRead… Read more »
Last week on Microsoft’s Security Blog, Tim Rains reminded Microsoft XP users that in less than one year, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Rains walked through some of the important security implications for customers, and what the changes mean for users. As Microsoft products typically cycle through three phases (active product, extended support,Read… Read more »
Windows Azure recently underwent a complete facelift, making it easier to manage your cloud environment as well as offering a host of new features and functionality, including support for Linux and various open source applications freely available through an easy to use (and install) directory. For smaller government agencies, it makes all the sense inRead… Read more »
Once upon a time our phones were becoming more computer like. We deemed them “smart phones”, complete with drop down menus and pocket versions of your Office Apps. Blackberries and Windows mobile took off and then came the iPhone. Today it seems that our computers are becoming more like our smart phones. Windows 8 willRead… Read more »
Kim Nelson, Microsoft US Public Sector executive director of eGovernment I just celebrated my fifth anniversary at Microsoft. In those five years, my two daughters finished four years of high school and are now both in college. Like most parents of teenagers working at Microsoft, I’ve had to listen my girls bemoan the fact thatRead… Read more »
Almost all agency customers I talk to are still on Windows XP with no immediate plans on moving to Windows 7. Although many are piloting the new desktop operating system, full migrations are at least 6 months away for many. Why the delay? What are some of the roadblocks that your agency faces? If you’veRead… Read more »