Not a shill?
"In one month? Not going to happen."
because you can totally migrate from 2003 to 2012R2 in a month. /s
The whole point of criticism is that if you have a huge task at hand, no matter how you cut it, so maybe you should take a look at all the options, objectively.
"Decades of being a Microsoft partner and a systems administrator that makes a living from Microsoft"
oh, right, so you have a complete and full picture of what the "dark side of the force" (Unix) has to offer currently /s
"For the record, my company is a Microsoft Partner - (...) we're pretty much participating in order to get the 10 people's worth of Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) licenses."
ever thought that this is not the case for the vast majority of companies out there? And that they would have to re-purchase all the Server licences, all the CALs, and so on?
"Anyone who seriously counsels companies with less than a month left to try moving from Windows to *nix needs to be prevented from working in IT"
anyone who has painted themselves into such a corner should be prevented from working in IT, no matter the platform
Now, since your arm is stuck in raw sewage up to your shoulder (be it yours or somebody else doing), you will spend the next few months cleaning it up, no matter if you pick the Penguin or the Redmond.
You should evaluate your options, not blindly go same route you were going.
sorry, my mistake for looking for objectivity in a press article