Monthly Archives: July 2012

Guest post – Common Patterns In Windows XP Application Rationalisation

In this Guest post Barry Angell, CTO of Juriba will talk about the Common Patterns In Windows XP Application Rationalisation. ——————————————————————————————- When you have been involved in as many enterprise desktop migrations as we have at Juriba in the past few years, you start to see certain patterns emerging.  This ranges from the general underestimation of work effort through to a familiar lack of project deployment strategy.  The resulting impact is unfortunately one of business disruption, increased cost and a longer project than anticipated. One of the most common patterns we see is in the application rationalisation arena.  There is an almost unwritten expectation that the post-migration world will be much cleaner than the pre-migration world.  This is entirely reasonable.  In even the best managed environment, 10 years of running an operating system and thousands of desktops is inevitably going to drive complexity into the application estate.  Essentially, you cannot…

Get ready for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 with MAP 7.0!

The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to assess readiness for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Download MAP 7.0 on the Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?&id=7826 [http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?&id=7826] Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MAP beta review program. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 is now available for download. Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0. The latest version of the MAP Toolkit adds several new planning scenarios that help you build for the future with agility and focus while lowering the cost of delivering IT. Download MAP 7.0 and begin planning your server deployments today! New capabilities allow you to: Understand your readiness to deploy Windows Server 2012 in your environment Determine Windows 8 readiness Investigate how Windows Server and System Center can manage…