supercharged deployments with 1e windows 7 migration

1E are proud to release a white paper about Accelerated Windows 7 Deployments that covers the challenges of a Windows 7 migration. It talks about optimizing Windows 7 migrations from Application Rationalization, where you’re faced with the issue of what applications are actually required to be migrated to the new OS, through to the varying methods of User State Migration.

Here’s a short excerpt from the beginning of the paper:

There is no longer a “one solution fits all” approach for Operating Systems (OS) deployments as the provision of OS and the delivery of business applications need to be scalable and efficient as well as adapt to the changing ways in which people work. Today, large companies have to operate across a complex infrastructure that covers multiple locations and work environments to deliver an IT Platform that serves differing user needs and requirements.

IT content is continually growing larger in size. Systems Management content includes user applications, server applications, system and software updates as well as OS content; all of which are increasingly becoming larger. Typical OS content includes core images, boot images, driver packages and software packages.

To illustrate the nature of the problem, a base Windows XP image is around 800 MB in size after performing a system capture and including only the service pack. Comparatively, a base Windows 7 Enterprise x64 image including only the service pack is around 2.6 GB in size.

You can download the whitepaper from here.

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Dave Fuller
Dave joined 1E in 1999 when it was just a handful of consultants. Specializing in enterprise desktop management, Dave worked on some of the largest global SMS and SCCM implementation projects. As 1E started to develop software, Dave was involved in the design, testing, documentation, selling and implementation of the 1E product portfolio. With a passion for learning and educating others, Dave created and delivered several training courses throughout his early 1E career and in 2012 he took the initiative to set up a brand new 1E Training practice that has seen hundreds of people from over 20 countries trained and certified on 1E software. Dave now works in the Product Marketing team at 1E, leading our Windows 10 technical team to make Windows 10 migration easy for the enterprise.