Articles specifically relating to migrating from Windows XP to Window 7

#TheFrappening Starbucks gave away thousands of free drinks last Friday after a massive Point of Sale (POS) outage. That may have been a hit with the lucky customers who got a free Frapuccino; however, it exposes just how vulnerable retailers are to POS systems failures and security threats. Savvy twitter users jumped on the opportunity
Network Ping, DiffServ, QoS or something special? There are lots of ways to calculate network bandwidth. A network ping can determine WAN speed but this is not ideal as many organizations disable ICMP for many security reasons. Windows firewall alone blocks a lot of ping traffic by default due to the inherent security issues that
You’ll have read by now I’m sure about Emory University’s Operating System Deployment disaster. For those who haven’t, during TechEd 2014, the university’s IT department prepared and deployed Windows 7 upgrades to the campus computers. Rod Trent provides a good summary of the unfortunate mishap at Windows IT Pro. “If you’ve worked with ConfigMgr at
Simon Burbidge and a team of 1E consultants developed some unique techniques that were used in a Windows XP to Windows 7 operating system deployment (OSD) project that achieved what many would agree is amazing success. The project was for a regional United States bank on a tight deadline with 90,000 clients, many in the
Hello there, As I’m sure you know today marks the end of Microsoft’s extended support for Windows XP. While the majority of our customers have taken advantage of our windows migration technologies, we acknowledge there will be pockets of legacy systems out there. This may be for a variety of reasons such as legacy applications
The official End-of-Support for Windows XP arrives this month, bringing an end to useful life for the erstwhile operating system. While a majority of organizations have taken significant action and have completed Windows migrations, or have projects very much underway, a surprisingly large number have not yet taken their first substantive steps towards migrating. Some
OSD Week returns next month with Johan Arwidmark and Dave Kawula, both leading experts in the field, passing on their knowledge on how to deploy operating systems (Windows 8.1 and Windows 7) and applications using ConfigMgr 2012 R2. There are two main technical factors with implementing a new Operating System across your enterprise: Ensuring you
There is less than one month to go to complete your Windows migration before Microsoft ends support for Windows XP; the so called #EndofDaysXP. Experts, including Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group in volume 15 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, warn of a firestorm as hackers release stockpiled attacks on the then defenseless Operating System. If
100 days, that’s how long until Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP, and ceases to offer support for the operating system first released in 2001. Any organization that hasn’t migrated to Windows 7 or Windows 8 by April 8 2014, is leaving themselves wide open to hackers, and facing extortionate custom support charges. Research
Application Mapping automates and accelerates software reinstallation during Windows 7 migrations to deliver a better experience at reduced cost. With the deadline of end of Microsoft Windows XP extended support approaching (April 2014), one 1E client realized it needed a robust solution to deliver its Windows 7 migration. At the same time it wanted to