Microsoft has delivered a number of major technology advances in Windows Server over the last ten years. By upgrading your customers to Windows Server 2012 R2, you will deliver the benefits of modern servers including:
||More powerful servers|
|New hardware with Windows Server is more energy-efficient and includes cost-effective storage, disaster recovery solutions, and remote access.
||New hardware is more secure, includes warranties, and meets all the compliance regulations.
||More power means improved processing and throughput for server hardware.|
Reduced server footprint
||Pre-installed for simplicity|
|With Windows Server 2012 R2, you get in-built virtualization capabilities.
||Standards based management helps streamline compute, storage, and networking.
||Getting up and started is much faster and easier.|
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Now that support for Windows Server 2003 has ended, you have an excellent reason to pick up the phone and convince customers to move off this legacy platform to Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server 2012 R2 on modern hardware offers significant business benefits. Not only will customers receive a more secure, fully supported system with active warrantees and parts, but they will also benefit from the advances in new technologies such as virtualization, disaster recovery, affordable storage, and cloud connectivity.
The following resources are designed to give you key content, sales enablement tools, and overall guidance to sell Windows Server 2012 R2.
||Use this email template to notify existing customers that extended support for Windows Server 2003 is ending on July 14, 2014, and that you would like to discuss helping them upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2.|
||Use this email template to notify existing customers that extended support for Windows Small Business Server 2003 is ending beginning with Exchange Server on April 8, 2014, and that you would like to discuss helping them upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Office 365.|
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 sales ended on December 31, 2014. Preserve your reputation as a trusted advisor and protect your server revenue by showing SMBs how modern servers can help them improve business agility and grow profitably. Spotlight the benefits of new servers, including improved virtualization, disaster recovery, and cost-effective storage. You’ll be building the sale with fully supported, pre-installed Windows Server 2012 R2 hardware and opening the door to sell migration, virtualization, and hybrid-cloud services. Start today – get your business trained to sell and deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 on new hardware now.
||Explore modular content created for easy to include customer marketing materials to educate customers on Windows Server 2008 R2 End of License (EOL) and start selling the benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2, optimized for the business decision maker (BDM).|
||Use this pitch deck to help customers understand what Windows Server 2008 R2 End of License means for their businesses.|
||Reference this guide to learn about the processes and tools available to migrate customers from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2.|