Putting Windows 7 Migration on the Fast Track

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Visibility, Normalization, and Actionable Information for Windows 7 Migration Planning and Implementation – by BDNA

Windows 7 is the single biggest release since Windows XP and will have a major impact on your enterprise. From management, to security, to virtualization to application development–every aspect of your IT infrastructure will be affected. Whichever path you take–upgrading an infrastructure over a multi-year refresh cycle or installing Windows 7 on existing computers–it’s critical to gain complete visibility into your infrastructure to ensure a smooth and cost effective upgrade to Windows 7.

For the vast majority of enterprises, migrating to the Windows 7 operating system is not an “if,” but a “when” and “how” question. Migrating to a new generation of Windows operating systems is, if anything, overdue. For a variety of reasons, most enterprises decided to skip Windows Vista, originally released in 2006, giving Windows XP, originally released in 2001, an unexpectedly long life as the standard enterprise-computing platform for business and government agencies. Although Windows XP still maintains the dominant share of enterprise desktop and mobile computers, Microsoft released the final XP service pack in 2008, ceased taking orders for the operating system in October 2010, and will end support for it in April 2014. Even this 2014 end-of-life date comes three years later than expected, and stands as an exception to Microsoft’s policy of 10-year lifecycles for operating system generations.

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