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Windows Server 2003 Migration and End of Life

Posted by Hutton Henry on 03-Jul-2015 13:59:00


INTRODUCTION:

It struck me recently there are not that many blogs dedicated to Windows Server (2003) elimination projects. There are a lot of websites that have added pages and videos about the retirement of the Operating System. In addition there is the Windows Server Team blog and the Windows Server 2003 end of support site which are useful.

But with my (admittedly, limited) searching skills I didn't find anything that took me through the journey of deciding you need to address the problem of replacing or retiring your Windows 2003 estate. So I wanted to start this blog, on what on surface looks like quite an "un-sexy" subject in the world of Microsoft technology to help share some of our experiences, generate a bit of conversation and of course learn from others when they notice my mistakes.

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Topics: Windows Migration, Windows Server 2003, windows server migration, Windows Server 2003 End of Life

Windows Migration Tools Made Simple

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 27-May-2015 16:30:00

 

Migrate users and computers to secure modern systems...

After using the Discovery and Planning portion of Lens, Project Managers are then able to utilise the Migration tool. This allows users to migrate and computers to secure modern systems. Discovery and Planning enabled a more accurate project plan while the migration tool allows for the action of the project. Different migration projects offer different migration tools.

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Topics: Office365, Migration Projects, Windows Migration

Office 365 Migration Management

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 22-May-2015 12:30:00

Office 365 Migration Basics

Cloud based migrations are occuring more and more frequently within organisations, one of the most common migrations being to Office 365. These migrations provide organisations with endless opportunities and benefits (See case study here). Some of the most common reasons to migrate your organisation to Office 365 include the ability to work remotely, access emails and calendars on the go, and store, sync and share files.  

As a part of Lens, tools are provided in order to perform asset management, or platform migration planning in terms of migrating users to the cloud. 

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Topics: Office365, Windows Migration

How to Plan A Windows Server Migration: Part 2

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 21-May-2015 12:30:00

Planning a Windows Server Migration

In part one of this series (here) we discussed how Windows Server 2003's End Of Life is quickly approaching. Planning your Windows Server Migration requires tools to increase efficiency and quality of your migration project. Features of Lens specifically focus on server migration to assist in your organisations' inevitable transition. 

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens, Windows Server 2003

How to Plan A Windows Server Migration: Part 1

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 20-May-2015 10:30:00

Windows Server Migration Planning Tools...

As it is almost time to say goodbye to Windows Server 2003 (see more End of Life information hereorganisations are looking for the most cost effective and efficient way to update their systems. Planning is a large part of the migration process which is why here at Beyond Migration we have included planning tools as a part of Lens. 

Project Risks, ARID, Remediate, and Manage all make up tools within the Server Planning piece of Lens. During a Windows Migration, it is important to have the right tools in place in order to carry out your work as efficiently as possible. 

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens, Windows Server 2003

Windows Migration Management Tools

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 19-May-2015 10:30:00

How to manage OS End of Life during A Windows Migration

As a part of the Migration Management tools for windows (watch video here)Lens offers, OS End of Life, which proves to be a vital tool in highlighting servers and devices that have reached the end of their product life cycle. Raising awareness on the support covering your IT assets allows your organisation to efficiently plan their IT investments moving forward.  

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

How To Record Issues During A Windows Migration Project

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 15-May-2015 16:00:00


A deeper dive into tools for a windows migration project... 

As mentioned in our Remediation Overview, using a web-based portal such as Lens to keep track and review related technology and devices that may need attention prior to a migration can help avoid this problem and ensure all remediation work is visible to the migration team.The following tools are available iLens to assist in the remediation process of a Windows Migration project.  

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

Management Tools for a Windows Migration

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 13-May-2015 08:30:00

A look into your Windows Migration...

High level project management tools are categorised in order to maximise efficiency and planning for project leads and programme managers

Project Risks, Arid, Remediate, Manage, Model Mapping and OS End of Life make up a collection of project management tools in the Lens Planning Phase that can be used to perform asset management or platform migration planning.

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

How To Be More Transparent: Planning A Windows/Office 365 Migration

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 12-May-2015 16:30:00

Project Management focused, the Planning section of Lens is dedicated to improve strategic groundwork and increase transparency for Programme Managers and Project Teams working on Migration projects.  

Windows, Server, Office 365 and Office Moves are tools to assist asset management or platform migration planning. Common projects include Office 365 Migration, Windows Server Migration or Windows Migration.  

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Topics: Office365, Windows Migration

How To Track Risks before a Windows Migration Project

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 12-May-2015 10:41:00

Implementing Lens across a number of computer systems, people, applications and servers means connecting to machine sources of information. In most Enterprise companies, gaining access, change control procedures and testing discovery takes time and management.

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens