Windows Server 2008 End of Life is Coming: Now What?

Windows Server 2008 End of Life

The Windows Server 2008 end of life date is almost upon us.

On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, meaning these platforms won’t receive any additional security patches or other updates. Their workloads will need to be migrated to newer environments – whether that entails rehosting them in Microsoft Azure cloud or keeping them on-prem by upgrading to Windows Server 2012 and later. [Read more…]

CUSTOMER ALERT: Microsoft Windows 8 and Cisco Centralized Wireless Incompatibility Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a serious software issue that has arisen from an incompatibility issue between Microsoft Windows 8 and Cisco’s centralized wireless solution.  All Cisco centralized wireless controller versions which support pre-standard Management Frame Protection (MFP) will render Windows 8 devices completely unable to connect to Cisco APs under centralized control.  This is as a result of Microsoft Windows 8 software, currently in release, which supports only IEEE 802.11w.

What this means:

Organizations that are implementing Microsoft Windows 8 and have Cisco’s Wireless MPF will find that they cannot connect to their wireless system.  It is not possible to address this by disabling the MFP functionality on the Cisco infrastructure and currently 802.11w cannot be “turned off” for Windows 8 clients as Microsoft considers it a security feature.

There are two solutions: [Read more…]