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Stacy Cote - Microsoft Partner Development Specialist

Stacy Cote

Stacy is a Microsoft Partner Development Specialist at Connection, Inc. As a member of the Product Management team, she is responsible for providing expertise on Microsoft solutions and developing strategic partner relationships and program strategies. Stacy is a Microsoft Certified Professional with software licensing experience across all Microsoft product lines and two years of specialization in cloud products. In her free time, Stacy enjoys painting and spending time with her family.

Articles by Stacy Cote

Cyber Security

I recently watched a Jimmy Kimmel skit regarding cyber security in which he sent a TV crew out on the streets to interview folks like you and me about their passwords. I admit, it was pretty funny, but I was also alarmed at how easily people were manipulated into telling a complete stranger their passwords. It’s no wonder cyber attacks have been on the rise in the last few years—so much so that the FBI ranks cyber crime as one of its tops law enforcement activities. If you don’t think it can happen to your organization, you need to think again.

Tags:AzureBiometricsCyber CrimeCyber SecurityEnterprise Mobility SuiteITMulti-Factor AuthenticationPasswords

Windows Server Migration Checklist

Windows Server 2012 Licensing and Virtualization

A Basic Checklist to Get You Started

by Stacy Cote | 04.17.15

When you go to the grocery store, you probably bring a list of items you plan to buy. When you go on vacation, you may checkmark the sites you want to visit in a guidebook directory. If you’ve got kids involved in a variety of activities, you’re likely to fill in your weekly calendar with the dates, times, and locations of where each of them has to be at any particular moment.

Tags:DataData CenterData CenterLicensingStandardWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2003 Vulnerability AssessmentWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 StandardWindows Server Enterprise


Windows Server 2012: Optimize for Success

The Cloud Is the Key

by Stacy Cote | 03.20.15

Windows Server 2012 R2 gives users a lot of freedom in their work environments—the product answers the need for a good deal of flexibility, while realizing that simply connecting to a private cloud isn’t enough. Combining Windows Server 2012 and the cloud means optimizing for success. For the top three reasons why these two are such a happy pair, keep reading. 

Tags:CloudSecurityServersStorageWindows Server


Windows Server 2003’s support lifecycle will absolutely end on July 14, 2015. You can look at this with wide, anime eyes and wonder what in the world to do next—or you can focus on the opportunity this brings to the table for you and your customers as a small business owner.

Tags:Hybrid CloudPrivate CloudPublic CloudServersTechnologyVirtualizationWindows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Are You Ready for the Windows Server 2012 Migration?

6 Server 2012 Facts to Help Get You to the Other Side

by Stacy Cote | 02.03.15

With Windows Server 2003 going end of support, it’s important for you to know where to go from a licensing and product stand point. Windows Server 2012 was designed with the advent of cloud strategy in mind. Servers need to run multiple applications at once, which is why some of the editions that were available have been eliminated from the line in favor of smarter solutions that cover more ground especially for heavily virtualized environments. Below are some basic things to note, that are essential to answer some questions you may have through your migration. 

Tags:CiscoCloudCoresData CenterData CenterDellEnd Of SupportHPHPCHyper-virtualizedIntelLenovoLicensingProcessorRulesSoftwareSolutionsSQL ServerStandardTechnologyVirtualizationVirtualizedWeb Server WindowsWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012Windows Server Enterprise