One year after the release of Windows 7, the endgame of Windows XP finally seems to have started. In the end of 2010, Windows XP still powers 75%[1] of the corporate desktops but this will change fast. Forced by factors like hardware refresh cycles, new end user and management functionality or compatibility issues, most IT managers will migrate to the new platform within the next three years2.  Microsoft will help the decision making process by ending XP support in 2014. Most software vendors are expected to end support of XP before that date. Because of that, analysts advice their customers to be on Windows 7 before the end of 2012.

Migrating 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 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 this challenge.

This whitepaper will explain how the Scense Migration Toolkit addresses the balancing act related to Windows migrations. It will show that using the right tools will buy the extra time needed to perform the migration you really want and it will explain how Scense migration Toolkit saves you money on the fly.

You can read the full contents of the whitepaper on the scense website