Windows IT Pro
Windows Server 2003 End of Support

Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:00am ET


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Windows Server 2003 EOS Planning and
Assessment Checklist
Presented by: Sean Deuby


Whether you are already embarked on the migration from Windows Server 2003 or are just starting down that path, you need to be thorough in your assessment and planning. You need to:
  • Consider hardware requirements
  • Undertake a detailed to discovery process to determine all systems and configurations
  • Consider virtualizing legacy system
  • Categorize workloads and plan for migrating those workloads
  • Evaluate your security posture
  • Comb through software licensing
The Windows Server 2003 EOL checklist will ensure you don’t skip a step in assessment, planning, or execution for your migration.
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Windows Server 2003 Migrations made easy with Veeam
Presented by: Chris Henley
Sponsored by:

Veeam

On this webinar we will discuss the challenges facing organizations when devising a strategy to manage Windows Server 2003 End of Support (EOS) and specifically how features in the Veeam product suite can ease the migration process. Learn how to make the move easier from a 32-bit, physical, client/server operating system to a 64-bit, virtual, cloud-based operating system. Here’s an agenda:
  • Reviewing - your business protection strategies for pre-migration and post-migration data
  • Moving - What, why, how? Utilizing the correct approaches without dropping the ball on the existing 32-bit workloads
  • Improving - How Veeam can help. Tools and Tricks to ease your Windows migration with Veeam.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Addressing Risks, Costs and Complexity of
Windows Server 2003 EOL

Presented by: Mike McGhee and Sachin Chheda
Sponsored by:

Nutanix

End support for Windows Server 2003 deadline is looming. If you have put together an action plan, you can’t afford to stall any longer — especially for your critical workloads such as SQL Server. Fail to do so and you find yourself facing costly consequences, including increased data security and compliance risks. You must make some decisions, and soon.

Join us for a technical session to review key steps to tackle your Windows Server 2003 EOS project — from application delivery models to upgrade path. Attend this session to qualify for your free migration guide and $10k in migration services.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • The key steps to making the move off Windows Server 2003
  • How to migrate to eliminate storage complexity and risk
  • How to leverage one efficient platform to for all workloads including tier 1 Microsoft SQL Server databases
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Clock is Ticking on Windows Server 2003: Why Now is the Time to Make Your Move
Presented by: Ely Avinoam
Sponsored by:

Dell | Microsoft

With Windows Server 2003 reaching end of support on July 14, 2015, many organizations are struggling with migration strategy issues. The growing demands on IT infrastructure, driven by new workloads, an expanding number of mobile users and devices, and increased security requirements can challenge any business regardless of size or IT resources available. Join us as we discuss the best practices to assess your workloads and move them to new servers, new cloud resources, virtual machines, or all of the above. Whether you work for a large or small company, you’ll learn how to optimize your servers to best serve you.

Attendees will learn:
  • What the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means for you
  • Which migration strategies are most effective for companies of all sizes
  • How to best support the growing demands for new apps and IT services
  • What Dell can do to optimize infrastructure for your particular applications
Don’t hesitate – register now and bring your questions for our experts to address during the live Q&A following the presentation.
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Migration Paths for Windows Server 2003
Presented by: John Savill
Sponsored by:


Red Hat

You’re ready to make the move from Windows Server 2003 to a modern OS. But how can you perform the migration of applications and services in a manner that minimizes risks and downtime? This session will dive into the options of migrating workloads both internal to the Operating System, such as file services and network services, and also applications such as SQL Server. At the end of this session, attendees will understand how to gather the data about their environment, plan the migration, and put the plan into action.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Taking Advantage of Virtualization, Networking, and Storage in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Presented by: John Savill


There are so many new features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 that many are often overlooked. Many organizations simply upgrade the OS and continue to operate in the same manner that was required many generations of OS previous. This session will dive into key technologies that can change the way you manage your environment and deliver services including desktop virtualization, virtualization, Active Directory, file and network services, and more.

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