Avoid the tech-nightmare before Christmas: the yearly upgrade cycle

A couple of weeks ago I was having some conversations with colleagues about typical IT Professional annoyances. The annoyance that we discussed was the yearly maintenance cycle that many companies still do between Christmas and New Year. (Although some of us prefer to do this over the yearly summer holiday period…).

Everybody in IT world has lived it, or heard about it. The yearly maintenance schedule that can break your holidays. But in today’s world, with great technologies, we should be able to avoid this.

The great thing about having this conversations with awesome colleagues is that you can come with a solution to this (recurring) problem quite quickly.

The solution? You can read about it in this TechNet UK article: http://blogs.technet.com/b/uktechnet/archive/2013/11/26/the-horror-of-the-yearly-upgrade-cycle.aspx

Mike Resseler
Mike Resseler
Mike Resseler is a Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2010. His major hobby is discussing and developing solid Disaster Recovery scenarios. Additionally, he has enterprise-class experience in Private Cloud architecture, deployment with marked focus on protection from the bottom to the top. He holds certifications in many Microsoft Technologies such as MCITP.
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