Today marks the end of the road for 2 old friends at Microsoft, Windows Vista and Exchange 2007. Both have reached end of support with Microsoft and you should be off of them long before now.
For those of you that may be unaware, Microsoft defines “end of support” as: End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. For more information go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
As one of Thrive’s primary Macintosh resources, I’m beginning to see an increasing trend in companies moving to Mac. Maybe it’s the allure of the “Macintosh Experience”, or the life expectancy of the hardware or even – and this is a stretch – that the average utilization time with a Mac running on batteries is close to four hours at full processor potential.
But moving your users to Mac, and maintaining a Windows Server infrastructure, isn’t without its caveats. Let’s face it, the two are (and always will be) competitors. Sure, Microsoft makes software to run on the (more…)