Lane Shelton

Lane Shelton

Lane Shelton is Vice President of Software Business Development at Connection with over 18 years of experience in the areas of Microsoft technology and licensing, software asset management, cloud computing, and software investment management. In addition, he is an SIIA-certified software asset management professional. When he has free time, Lane enjoys old-school PC gaming.

Vice President of Software Business Development

Areas of expertise: Cloud Computing Hybrid Cloud Licensing Microsoft Private Cloud Public Cloud Software Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Is Simplifying Windows Server Licensing

Hold onto your hats, everybody. Microsoft is simplifying Windows Server Licensing. Coming May 2017, Microsoft is introducing a new 16-pack of Core Licenses for Windows Server, System Center, CIS Suites,…

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Softmart Now Stronger than Ever

PC Connection recently invited Softmart to join our family of companies. Softmart is a powerful company in its own right, recently described by CRN as a “solution provider stalwart with…

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Breaking News: Important Microsoft Windows 10 and 6th Gen Support Extension

You may have heard it first when I blogged about Microsoft’s recent announcement which indicated that they would effectively pull the plug on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 support for 6th…

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Life After “SQL-mageddon”

With the official end of life looming (RIP, April 12, 2016) for the up to 2 million-plus servers running some form of Microsoft’s popular relational database management system, SQL Server…

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What End of Support for SQL Server 2005 Means for You

For five years, Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005 has been in its extended support phase, but its end of life is near, which can pose security risks to an organization. The…

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