Wed, 26 Sep 2018 18:11:51 +0200 
What a huge disappointment! :rofl Companies still believe this Vaporware? :rofl

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 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:28:05 +0200 
Okay, that is another challenge. I always thought public folders had been deprecated by M$ like 10 years ago, but they never removed it. At least they always made it the worst task to migrate. I was in the lucky position to not migrate public folders online. We never had so many public folders and I could replace the remaining in preparation for the online migration.
Marshall Sutherland
 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 01:44:23 +0200 
It probably was deprecated 10 years ago, but that didn't stop people from creating business processes around them. And odds are that we probably didn't stop using the version before they were deprecated that long ago. We might currently be running the 2010 version. I think I recall something about it being recommended that we before we migrate.

But, it isn't my team's problem. Our problem is to migrate (or recreate) dozens of servers that support the development process and the production servers that run the software developed to Azure. Six were migrated between last week and this week. Another was recreated. We have a lot more to do between now and February when the building containing our server room gets demolished.

I have a pretty little graph showing how our almost 250 VMs are distributed between our server room, a co-lo facility and Azure. We (my team) aren't responsible for all of them. I get to present that graph with the first 2 sets of data points tomorrow. There are more live VMs in the server room today than 2 weeks ago!?!?!