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Windows Server 2008

March 3, 2008  8:55 AM

Getting value from a Microsoft Enterprise Agrement

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Citrix, Licensing, Microsoft, Office 2007, Windows Server 2008

My latest podcast is with Adrian Davey, head of IT at Tube Lines. Microsoft Enterprise Agreements are expensive and Adrian's team has been reading the fine print line by line to make sure Tube Lines gets the...

February 4, 2008  6:32 PM

Can Microsoft swallow Yahoo?

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Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Office 2007, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Yahoo

The bid for Yahoo will see Microsoft betting the future of the company on the Internet. Microsoft's software is getting better and that means it is harder for users to justify upgrading to the latest version. At the same time, Google is provided a basic suite of office productivity software for...

February 1, 2008  3:22 PM

Microsoft’s Yahoo! bid: the end of Windows

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Microsoft, vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Yahoo

Microsoft's £22 billion (44.6 billion) bid for Yahoo! should worry any enterprise business that relies on MS infrastructure. In 2007 the company made $59 billion, so it's fair to say that most of its 2007 earnings are going on this deal. What this could mean is that Microsoft will shift its...

January 29, 2008  6:32 PM

Windows Server 2008: worth the upgrade?

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NT, Support, upgrade, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 is set to be officially launched on February 28. Given the timings between major releases of the OS, it may have been better to launch on Feb 29th. The last major upgrade was in 2003 and it is highly unlikely anyone who has standardised on Windows 2003 Server will be...

October 30, 2007  8:07 PM

Will it run on Windows Server 2008

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Application Compatibility, Migration, Windows Registry, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Now that Release Candidate 0 is available, I guess people will start looking at what Windows Server 2008 has to offer. As with any new OS, the biggest pain will be...

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