Microsoft Product Lifecycle – The year 2014 is not that far away anymore

The countdown has started in less than 1000 days Windows XP will definitely go end of life. However note that not only Windows XP reaches its end soon, Office 2003, Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2003, SCCM 2003 and some other products are about to reach their end of life within the same timeframe. For my personal reference and yours if you like, I have put together a short overview of the end of life dates Read More …

NetWare Support Lifecycle

Remember this one? If not, it’s the Novell NetWare Console. Although I don’t consider myself as that old yet, i had the pleasure of working with Novell NetWare 3.11 and later editions until 4.1 myself until our customers started moving to Microsoft’s Active Directory as of the the year 2000. Anyway the reason why I actually started this post, was just to make people aware (in case they weren’t already) of the the fact that Read More …

End of Support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista (with no service packs installed)

Be aware of the upcoming End of Support for Windows Vista (RTM) and Windows XP SP2. More details here. Also read End of support for Windows 2000 and Extended Support phase transition for Windows Server 2003 here

Manage your Microsoft Product support Lifecycles

Knowing what products are being used within your IT environment is key. From a technology planning point of view its also important to understand the entire product lifecycle of a given product, especially when the it’s being used by a large amount of users or if its use is business critical. For Microsoft products, the Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search site can help you creating your technology roadmaps. Simply choose one of the options and select Read More …

Optimum PC Refresh Cycles

Whitepaper from Intel about PC Refresh Cycles. “Pilot Study Optimum Refresh Cycle and Method for Desktop Outsourcing”.