Windows Server 2003 End of Life Plan Spreadsheet

Last week, the folks over at Microsoft published another entry in their blog post series Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Migration (http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2014/10/09/best-practices-for-windows-server-2003-end-of-support-migration-part-4.aspx?wc.mt_id=Social_WinServer_General_TTD&WT.mc_id=Social_TW_OutgoingPromotion_20141009_97469473_windowsserver&linkId=9944146) which included a visually appealing spreadsheet template for helping you keep track of and plan your Windows Server 2003 migrations but to my shock, they didn’t provide the actual Excel file for that design (shame on them).

I’ve copied the design and made it into an Excel spreadsheet which I’ve setup with Conditional Formatting in the relevant cells so that when you add your numeric values and X’s it will automatically colour the cells to help you keep it as pretty as intended as after all, we need a bit of colour and happiness to help us with Windows Server 2003 migrations right?

Click the screenshot of the Excel file below for the download. As a note, make sure you use the Excel desktop application and not the Excel web app to view or use this file as the web app appears to hurt some of the formatting and layout.

Server 2003 Migration Spreadsheet

UPDATE: If you want to read more about Windows Server 2003 End of Life, a post by me has been published on the Fordway blog at http://www.fordway.com/blog-fordway/windows-server-2003-end-of-life/.

richardjgreen

Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. Richard Green is an IT Pro with over 15 years' of experience in all things Microsoft including System Center and Office 365. He has previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of work, he loves motorbikes and is part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. He is also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.

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