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The imminent demise of Windows XP isn’t the only current example of an old piece of Microsoft software that’s about to hit the scrapheap. Office 2003, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 and SQL Server 2008 are also about to lose support.
HP’s decision to only offer firmware updates for its ProLiant servers to paid warranty customers has proved controversial. While the policy is staying in place, HP says that the restriction on firmware updates to paying customers won’t extend to any patches that are needed for security reasons.
Windows Intune, Microsoft’s cloud-based management platform, is about to receive an update that boosts its mobile device management (MDM) capabilities. The new release adds the ability to create standardised email profiles for device configuration, as well as enabling remote lock for misplaced devices.
The useful life of solid-states drives (and how to improve their endurance) is a topic that pops up occasionally. Now, you could speculate on SSD life spans until the cows are out of write cycles, or you could embark on a real-world test, something one outlet has done and at 500TB in, things are getting interesting.