Migration Support From Dell Ahead Of End Of Support For Windows Server 2003

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As the end of support and related issues are going on, now it is time for Windows Server 2003 to rest in peace. Therefore, Dell has planned for a migration support well in advance before it reaches the deadline. Until now, July 2015 is the deadline for Windows Server 2003. Recently Dell added this migration support into its Windows tech support portfolio.

The service rendered by Dell will be able to help the computers running on Windows Server 2003 to switch to Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Azure cloud. The service also includes lowering of the risks and costs involved with the migration. It is believed that almost up to 94 percent of the companies running on Windows Server 2003 are willing to make the switch to the latest versions including Microsoft Azure.

It is important that the company that approaches for this service needs to address all the throbbing points along with which it needs to specify their demands and anticipate the future needs. It is also imperative to find the most suitable successor for all the programs installed in the computer, for which the workload is to be transferred. You also need to identify the applications that can be moved to the cloud. The main aim is to help the customer throughout the phase of migration.

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If the enterprises are not making the move at the right time ahead of the deadline for Windows Server 2003, then they are welcoming threat and danger into the customer’s data. This might result in a compatibility and compliance issue with the different industry standards that might be a major drawback for the company. This would affect industries that maintain high regulatory standards such as healthcare or finance. Hence, this migration program is trying its best to proactively address the issues while migrating along with the aim of a flawless transmission.

Last year, Dell supported around five hundred customers to make a jump from Windows XP to the latest version of Windows. Different workloads have different solutions; hence, a single solution need not necessarily work on all the workloads. Anyways Dell provides dedicated support understanding and prioritizing the needs of an organization when transferring the servers to the latest versions. They are able to work on the most critical situations that arise during a migration. This Windows tech support from Dell is expected to be useful for people migrating their servers.

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Changing The Color Scheme In Windows Vista

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If you know how to change the color scheme in Windows Vista operating system, you will be able to control the colors that Windows uses while displaying dialog boxes, windows, and menus. Changing the color scheme is a very good way to reflect your own personality in the Windows environment and it can also help make Windows easier to use. This can help people who are color blind to switch to some colors that are easier for them to see and use. The Windows Vista help tips that are shared below will help you know more about the steps that are to be done to change color schemes in Windows Vista.

Instructions

  • Turn on your Windows Vista computer, right-click on the desktop, select Personalize from the options and then click on the Windows color and Appearance link. This will open the Window Color and Appearance dialog box.
  • Select a color scheme and then adjust settings for transparency and color intensity. There is no absolute right or wrong in this section. You can just select a color and then slide the intensity bar until you get what you like. If you do not like the color that you selected at any intensity, you can try some other color.
  • Select the Open Classic Appearance Properties for More Color options. You can make use of these controls to customize the selected preset color scheme.
  • Select Advanced. This will open the Advanced Appearance dialog box. This box lets the users get into the details of how each Windows elements are going to appear.

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  • Now you may click on a screen element in the Item drop-down list and then adjust the settings for color, size, font, or effects. The changes that you make will appear in the preview window. You can repeat these steps for each item that you want to change. If you do not like something in the preview box, you can just hit the Cancel button to go back to default.
  • Click on the OK button to close the Advanced Appearance dialog box. You can click on the OK button again to close the Appearance settings dialog box.

These are the steps to change color schemes in Windows Vista. It may take a second or two for the Vista operating system to make all the necessary changes. If you wish to know more on these steps, you can contact the Windows Vista help and support team.

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Windows 9 May Hit The Stores This Fall

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According to experts, those who have installed Windows 8.1 on their computers can expect the update 2 for the operating system by this August. This update is expected to be the last one for Windows 8.1. This is because we might see the release of Windows 9 Preview by this fall. Sources say that users can expect new activation methods to be introduced with Windows 9. With this method, the operating system would be more closely associated with a specific PC.

The new move from Microsoft was expected. According to Wzor, even though you can expect a few more updates for the operating system even after the release of Update 2, these updates will not bring in any major changes to the features of the system or add anything new. This means that update 2 would be the last rebuild for SKUs.

Some say that the introduction of new activation technique could be the result of various problems encountered by Windows 8 in China. Chinese government had decided not to install Windows 8 on the government computers saying that the operating system posed serious security threats. Many people also believe that the increased rate of piracy in China could be another reason for the new move. Even though majority of computers in China have Windows operating systems installed in them, the number of genuine copies form only a small share.

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Keeping aside the issues of piracy and refusal of Chinese government for Windows 8 transfer, one of the reasons for the new move could be to implement Windows 365. Even though Wzor had earlier predicted that the announcement about Windows 9 would take place at the Worldwide Partner Conference, he did not reiterate this statement again and only mentioned that we can expect the release by this fall.

Even though no one knows how Windows 9 would be or what to expect from this operating system, it is believed to be designed to overcome all the flaws of Windows 8 OS. Windows 8, which was released in 2012, could not perform well in the markets due to its various drawbacks and only a few percentages of Windows users carried out the Windows 8 transfer. Microsoft had to release Windows 8.1 a year later to replace the failed operating system.

Users who installed Windows 8 were able to make free upgrades to Windows 8.1. Now, most of the PC manufacturers release PCs with Windows 8.1 pre-installed in them rather than Windows 8. Let us wait until fall and find out how the release of Windows 9 is going to affect Windows 8.1 sales.

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Removing AT&T Yahoo Online Protection Toolbar

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AT&T Yahoo Online Protection Toolbar is a browser add-on developed specifically for Internet Explorer web browser. The toolbar installs automatically when you install the AT&T High Speed Internet connection using the installation CD. Here we discuss how you can remove the toolbar from your system.

Method 1

  • Move the mouse pointer to the bottom left corner of the screen and then click on the Start menu button found there to open the Start menu. Click on the Control Panel tab to open it in a new window.
  • When the Control Panel window appears on the screen, click on the Add or Remove Programs tab found in the window to open a new dialog box. When the dialog box appears on the screen, you will be able to see all the programs and applications installed with the computer. Look for the program named as AT&T Yahoo toolbar in the list, if you are not able to find it, look for Yahoo toolbar in the list and click on it to select the toolbar.
  • Now move the mouse pointer to the top of the window and click on the Remove button found there to remove Yahoo toolbar from your system.
  • Restart the system to make the changes come in to effect.

Method 2

  • Open the Internet Explorer web browser by clicking on its tab found under the All Programs section in the Start menu.

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  • When the web browser appears on the screen, click on the Tools menu found at the top of the browser window and click on the Manage Add-ons tab found in the drop down menu that appears on the screen.
  • A new dialog box will appear on the screen, click on the All Add-ons option from the drop down menu shown on the left side. Now you will be shown all the add-ons installed with the Internet Explorer web browser on your screen. To remove Yahoo toolbar from your web browser, click on the AT&T Yahoo Online Protection Toolbar and click on the Disable button found at the right bottom corner of the window.
  • If you find multiple entries for the toolbar in the list, remove all to make sure your system is now free of the toolbar.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to get rid of Yahoo toolbar from your system.

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Windows Support Deadlines

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With the sun setting on Microsoft’s Windows XP in April, CIOs have some new deadlines to worry about, including for key products like Windows 7. This is as per Mary Jo Foley for ZDNet. Mainstream support, that is, Microsoft’s five-year period for providing free patches and fixes for their products is ending on 13 Jan 2015 for all the versions of Windows 7 operating system. However, the extended support for the OS will last until Jan 14, 2020. Until that point, users will get free security updates, but no feature updates, for the Windows 7 OS. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows support number.

Microsoft has been known to exercise flexibility for some of the deadlines announced by them, particularly for some of their most popular products. Some of the industry watchers have speculated that Microsoft will be ending up pushing out Windows 7’s support dates the way they did for Windows XP owing to the popularity of Windows 7. So far, there has been no word from Microsoft officials confirming this plan. The end of support for the Windows operating systems is a big headache for the enterprises that have a number of computers running the OS to do critical business operations.

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As CIO journal notes in the month of March, unity operators expressed concern that Microsoft’s termination of support for Windows XP after April 8 would make it easy for the cyber attackers to make malicious software that could make regional blackouts and industrial accidents. Microsoft has advised all the users of the Windows XP operating system to upgrade to some other supported versions of the Windows operating system before the official end of support date. They had also offered many upgrade offers to the Windows XP customers. It is always better to upgrade to a supported OS version to safeguard yourself from the potential threats and attacks.

In addition to ending support for the Windows 7 OS, Microsoft said that the support for Office 2010 with Service Pack 1 and SharePoint 2010 with Service Pack 1 would stop on Oct 14, 2014. Mainstream support for all the versions of Windows Server 2008 ends in Jan 13, 2015 and the permanent end of support for the Windows Server 2003 is scheduled for July 14, 2015. If you wish to know more on the Windows support deadlines, you can contact the Windows support number. They will be able to provide you more information on the same.

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