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  • Patch Lady – bad news about those Server 2008/2008 R2 licenses

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      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      So I have bad news about any extended security updates for Server 2008/2008 R2 licenses that us common folks might want or need to buy a little more t
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      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      AskWoody Plus

      What a thoroughly rubbish response from your vendor! Is this someone with no idea how to run a service business? “American service” used to be a thing; perhaps it isn’t anymore.

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        AskWoody Plus

        MWmC: The system is controlled by Microsoft, not the vendor. Susan’s vendor is likely a bit unhappy about it also.


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          Susan Bradley
          AskWoody MVP

          Exactly, he’s probably saying sorry to quite a few customers these days.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      oh well – tough luck for those using Server 2008 / 2008 R2

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      Looks like common folks on servers should look at Linux options as that’s the most widely used server OS. But MS is definitely doing the IBM and looking to get out of the smaller/lower margin OS market and that conversion is accelerating now that 7 and MS’s small operations server offerings are getting depreciated.

      MS really loves Linux for its abandoned product’s end users that’s for sure, unless  one goes with MS’s cloud billing model.

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      We’re a SPLA partner and we have quite a few customers that are still on Windows 2008 R2 for whatever reason.  They’re not EA customer types.  I read there are something like 32 million 2008/2008 R2 servers still kicking on the Internet.

      The writing is on the wall for a while now.  SPLA is eventually going to be dead.  They raise the prices every year and pretty much forcing you to go CSP direct or indirect.

      It’s all about cloud and services for Microsoft.  They don’t really care that much about the desktop or server OS.  Azure is running just over half of it’s VMs as Linux instances.


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