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  • Hello friends,

    As there are many benefits to enjoy in windows 7; I guess businesses of all kinds should be enormously pleased with the various perks that have been included in this Microsoft offering. How do you see now the Windows 7 adoption in organizations? And how do you see Windows 7 affecting IT spending?

    Ramy Stuart

     

    • Changed type Kevin Remde Friday, August 27, 2010 11:56 AM This is more of a discussion and a request for further suggestions.
    Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:29 AM

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  • http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Windows+7+adoption&FORM=BNFD

    I don't have any personal data other than anecdotal evidence.. but I think most companies are finally purchasing new PCs in order to get new OS.  And it's not just a "get everyone a new PC right now" approach, but they're simply adding Windows 7 during their PC refresh cycle. 

    Others who may have purchased PCs more recently have (or are doing) inventories of software and hardware using tools such as the MAP tools: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx

    From the returned results, they're able to more efficiently target the machines that are upgrade-worthy, and get a better understanding of the applications and hardware out there that may have issues with Windows 7.

    What are the rest of you seeing?


    Kevin Remde US IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde
    Friday, August 27, 2010 11:55 AM

  • Thanks Kevin for an update!

    What I am seeing is that organisations are at the position of needing to do either a complete or partial desktop refresh, and it's getting a little bit long to continue with XP. Windows 7 has had good uptake and response from corporates I interacted with - it's a rock-solid operating system, they said. I think IT organizations will be more comfortable about going ahead and implementing Windows 7 once they are confident on employee productivity and ROI.

    Ramy Stuart

    Consultant, Allied Worldwide

    Monday, August 30, 2010 7:48 AM
  • I support a Hospice in Upstate NY. Probably the biggest impediment right now is support for our network printers. *I suspect it will be next year before we begin any migration.

    I don't anticipate migrating existing workstations to W7. Add the hardware costs to the software and it's just prohibitive, especially for a non-profit. Next year, as we replace workstations, they most likely will be W7.
     Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/personal-pc-assistant/

    On 8/26/2010 4:29 AM, Ramy Stuart wrote:

    Hello friends,

    As there are many benefits to enjoy in windows 7; I guess businesses of all kinds should be enormously pleased with the various perks that have been included in this Microsoft offering. How do you see now the Windows 7 adoption in organizations? And how do you see Windows 7 affecting IT spending?

    Ramy Stuart


    Regards, Hank Arnold (MVP - DS)
    Sunday, September 5, 2010 11:53 AM