Top 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful Transition to Windows Server 2012

Any IT organization running an older version of Windows Server can achieve significant benefits by migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft has made important changes to strengthen security and compliance functions, and has upgraded the platform to be more supportive of mobile devices and cloud platforms. The advances have been so broad and far reaching that industry experts have characterized Windows Server 2012 as Microsoft’s “most ambitious Windows Server release to date.”(1)

For any company making the transition to Windows Server 2012, there are two things you should know before diving into the project:

1. You don’t have to go it alone: A market leader such as Dell offers a full range of migration services—plus knowledge and experience—that can help you every step of the way, from planning to implementation and deployment, and into post-migration management.

2. Migration does not have to be painful: Despite the highly ambitious nature of Windows Server 2012 R2, the migration path is not exceedingly difficult, even from Windows Server 2003—provided you take the time to plan it properly and understand all of the key factors that will go into a successful migration.

What are those key factors that will ensure a successful transition to Windows Server 2012 R2? This whitepaper contains the top 10 steps to consider: