I work with people who are more savvy than me on information technology. That’s fine, I can baffle them with jargon as well if I have to. One of the more helpful pieces of jargon I’ve picked up is “Legacy”. When you think of a legacy, it’s what you leave behind for most people when you die. It’s the reputation, or good works, which outlive you. In IT, it’s used to describe technology which is alive and kicking but probably should or could have been retired soon time ago.
So when I encountered a simple diagram from Microsoft on “Classic IT” versus Modern Management, I found it really helpful. The original artwork is probably copyrighted, so here’s a remade table instead.
This is something I have pinned, to sneak surreptitious looks at whenever the jargon is flying around.
|Classic IT||Modern Management|
|Active Directory||Azure Active Directory|
|Domain Join||Azure AD Join|
|Group Policy||MDM Management|
|Software Centre||Store for Business/ Portal|
|WSUS||Windows Update for Business|
|Imaging||Self-service Provisioning – Autopilot|
|5 to 7 year updates||Always up to date servicing model|