Planning and implementing windows 7

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Planning and implementing windows 7

  1. 1. Promise, Pitfalls, & Procrastination Andrew Conry-Murray Business Editor – Network Computing Jonathan Feldman Director of IT – Asheville, NC Contributing Editor – InformationWeek Analytics Michael Healey President – Yeoman Technology Group Contributing Editor – InformationWeek Analytics ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  2. 2. Current state of Windows 7 Focus Areas Core OS Requirements Virtualization Questions Testing Requirements Deployment Options Alternatives? Interactive session – Questions encouraged ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  3. 3. End of XP Better Security Skipped Vista 64 bit OS New Features Stay current 42 34 33 21 18 17 Primary factors for Migrating Source: InformationWeek survey of 1,441 IT organizations ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  4. 4. XP Vista Apple Linux 2000 NT/9X Other 96 42 27 27 26 9 5 OS % In Use Don’t forget to thrown in Mobile Devices and Virtualized Desktops! ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  5. 5. “Like for like” versions with Vista run faster with same hardware Actual need is going to vary based on version AND usage XP Mode = horsepower Netbooks will need tweaking Watch and test your antivirus applications ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  6. 6. Virtualization / XP Mode Planned Feature Use Remote Access Options Security Features BranchCache BitLocker AppLocker Role of Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess Designed as a unified XP Mode release “Better Together” = “Don’t 0 20 40 60 work apart” ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  7. 7. Comparison of Current W7 plans vs original Vista Plans 40 35 30 25 20 XP 15 10 Vista 5 0 < 1 Year w/in 2 yrs New PCs SP No plans Don't Release know ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  8. 8. Extent of W7 Testing Extensive Basic Looked at it Nada ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved
  9. 9. It’s already creeped into your organization Establish Timeline Communication plans for Vista / XP Develop Test Plan Test Include your other alternatives Linux / Mac / iPad (really?) Netbooks / Tablet / Smartphone Office 2010 (or not) One plan for a future desktops ©2009 Yeoman Technology Group – All rights Reserved

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