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What the End of Mainstream Support for WS2008 & WS2008 R2 means for you?

Have you heard? Microsoft Mainstream Support for WS2008 and WS2008 R2 ended January 13, 2015. Find out what this entails, and what it means for you and your customers!



OEM Licensing Friday: Back to the basics

Last week’s blog, “Choose the right Windows Server solution for your business (and don’t forget the CALs!)” gave you four simple steps to help you design the best server solution for your SMB customers. Once you have chosen the best server and best OS, the next step is to determine the best way to license that OS. Read on for Licensing 101…



Choose the right Windows Server solution for your business (and don’t forget the CALs!)


In four simple steps you can select the best server solution for your business:


  1. Determine the Windows Server 2012 R2 edition for your business
  2. Choose the best HP ProLiant server to meet your business needs
  3. Figure out your CAL needs (don’t forget the CALs!)
  4. Evaluate the best way to license CALs for your organization

ProLiant ML110 Gen9 + Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation = affordable, secure, reliable SMB solution

If you are looking for an economical server solution for your small business customers, we have a great solution for you: the HP ProLiant ML110 Gen9 Server + Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.



Matchmaker Monday: Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter + HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers

You won’t want to miss the final blog of our Matchmaker Monday series. Today we focus on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and three ProLiant Gen9 servers that we think pair best with this edition.



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