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Desktop Migrations

Migrating to a new virtual or physical Windows platform

is not an easy and straightforward process. Years of budget cuts prevent IT managers to perform the migrations the proper way and ask for creativity and new ways to plan and execute desktop migrations. The additional extra labor and knowledge needed to perform migration specific tasks is expensive because it is in demand. The room for error and productivity loss is close to zero. A zero sum game that forces IT to look to new ways to address these challenges.

The Scense Migration Toolkit

is a low cost but effective solution, which can reduce the related time and costs significantly and guarantees high user acceptance. Scense designed a three step process that will help organizations to plan, manage and execute a Windows migration. This process is highly automated and at the same time, offers the levels of control and flexibility you need.

First project phase: Discover

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mtk1During the first step, Discover, Scense agents will analyze the content of all desktops which need to be migrated to the new Windows platform. Applications, network mappings, printers, shortcuts will be traced and stored as input for the next phase.

As an optional step the Scense Live Profile agent can be used to store user profile data and translate and migrate this data to the new platform.

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Second project phase: Decide

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mtk2During the second phase, the administrator or IT manager can decide which content needs to be migrated to the new platform and how. The information traced by the agents is enriched with information such as locations of printer drivers, installer packages, application suite definitions etcetera. After the decision making process has finished, all applications, printers, network mappings and other services will be authorized and imported in the Scense database.

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Third project phase: Deliver

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mtk3During the final step, Deliver, the Scense client is installed on all devices. As soon as an end user logs on to the new environment, a personal workspace is created which includes all IT services including applications. The end user gets a consistent experience across all Windows platforms and his productivity will remain high.

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Whitepaper: a 3d vision on Windows migrations

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WP MigTKMigrating to a new Windows platform is definitely not a walk in the park. The burdens of migrations are already well known and the best practices are available, but not feasible for most IT Managers. Years of budget cuts prevent them from performing the migration the proper way and ask for creativity and new ways to plan and execute desktop migrations. The Scense Migration Toolkit will deliver control during the migration process and automates a large amount of manual tasks that are needed to perform a Windows 7/8 desktop and/or HVD migration.

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 Download whitepaper Scense – Migration Toolkit

“Unlike other solutions in this market, using the Scense Migration Toolkit for a Windows migration project, does not have to lead to a vendor lock-in”