Windows 10 MigrationsLifting the workspace
Oh migrations, those were the days…
According to the dictionary, migration is a movement, a journey, a resettlement, and that’s exactly what we can do without when it comes to keeping our users productive. Even the slightest ‘commute’ may have a disruptive effect. And this is also precisely why ‘migration’ remains one of the most intimidating topics in IT-management. Wouldn’t it be great if moving between operating systems went seamlessly, and migrations were a thing of the past of which we think back with a melancholy smile?
The Scense Managed Workspace
Managing your workspaces with Scense means; shaping and optimizing the workspace including applications, printers, drives, settings etc. for each user. The hardware and operating system, whether virtual or real, are just vehicles that render the user’s workspace while he’s logged on to it. The Administrator decides how a workspace will behave in every situation. Different (versions of) applications may be offered on different operating systems, and Windows settings will be ‘translated’ to match the OS. The end-user just needs to log on.
This means that a user can work on Windows 7 in the branch office, and on Windows 10 at the central office. At home he might sign in to his workspace on a Windows Server 2016 remote desktop. Much like finishing your Netflix movie on your phone after watching the beginning on your tv. Are we migrating? If so, we do it constantly. Or should we just stop calling it a migration?
“The only thing needed to create a fully functional virtual desktop was installing the Scense client.”Delfland Waterboard
Learn how Scense simply embraced the new VDI environment at Delfland.
No more Big Bang
Because Scense will land the personal workspace on any device or windows operating system, a migration is not a one way street. That’s why you can migrate your users and computers at your own pace.
Choose what's Best
Because you users will always have a consistent workspace, the administrator is free to choose what type of device suits best for the situation at hand.
Creating the golden image in VDI is as easy as deploying a new pc.
In the end, every user can work on any device at any time, and get their own familiar workspace.
Use Multiple Devices
Nowadays people don’t use just one device to do their job. A desktop at the office, terminal server-session from home or just a laptop connecting to a vdi-session for accessing sensitive data.
Tough manual labor
Do you remember the hassle of upgrading hundreds, or thousands, of computers to the new Windows version? You don’t? Well just ask a gray-haired colleague (and this has nothing to do with age). Nowadays we just create a new golden image and deploy it automatically over the network or within the VDI pools. The tough manual labor is still there, but it has shifted to the workspace and applications.
Once the new Windows 10 desktop is available and the first user logs in, ready to eat the proverbial pudding, that’s when things get exciting, and that’s where Scense will make your life so much easier.
To Scense, there’s no such thing as a ‘desktop migration’. It just accepts the new computer as a platform to offer services on. This also means there’s a way back. Or rather; use whatever Windows version you like. Live Profiles will even have your back when working on different Windows versions at the same time. It’s just what Scense does…
Stop migrating, starting today
With Scense, your desktop environment will support multiple operating system versions every day of the year:
- Decrease IT-management effort
- Lower operational costs
- No more big migration projects
- Increase overall IT management level
- Improve overall performance and reliability
- Improve the User Experience