Phew, my New Year’s resolution of shedding some of this puppy fat and doing more exercise has been hard to stick to, and I am starting to see a few more wrinkles, but I’ve lost some weight and I’m glad I made time to focus some effort into keeping myself in good shape for the year ahead.
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Is that fitness plan you committed to in January still going strong in February?
Just like personal fitness might be something that you assess in the new year, it is also a good time to make plans to maintain the health of your hardware and software platforms; including ANCILE uPerform.
Just like an all-you-can-eat buffet can derail my get fit plans, you don’t want something unexpected like a Microsoft end of support announcement or corporate rollout of a new web browser to take you by surprise and impact your current uPerform installation.
Following the announcement of Microsoft ending its extended maintenance support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, my friends at ANCILE Customer Success have received a number of inquiries regarding ANCILE uPerform upgrades from customers who are planning to move from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to a later version such as Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Similarly, with Windows XP Extended support ending in 2014, they are seeing a number of customers updating their corporate wide desktop environments and associated Internet Explorer versions.
Our latest uPerform release, version 5.20.3 supports the more recent server, browser and database versions and my pals at ANCILE Customer Success can give you all the information you need to be successful in upgrading to the latest version which will ensure you are in good shape for the year ahead and any updates to your corporate infrastructure that may be coming along.
The ANCILE uPerform Product Lifecycle and Technical Specifications documents include a summary of the Windows OS, MS Office, web browser, server and database versions that are supported with each release. ANCILE will assess with each release which versions of these to drop because they are no longer in maintenance and which one to add because they are current. Windows XP, Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Server 2003 support have been dropped from ANCILE uPerform 5.20 for example but Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 and Windows Server 2012 have all been added.
For more information regarding Microsoft and ANCILE product lifecycles please refer to:
- Microsoft Support Lifecycle for Windows Server 2003
- Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet
- ANCILE uPerform Product Lifecycle*
- ANCILE uPerform 5.2 Technical Specifications*