From Microsoft Certified Professional http://mcponline.com
“64 percent of enterprises (more than 5,000 employees) had not moved off Windows XP, although most (50 percent) had Windows XP migrations that were “in process.” About half of midsize companies (1,000 to 5,000 employees) still had not moved off Windows XP, but the majority (43 percent) had such efforts in motion. Lastly, 61 percent of small-to-medium businesses (100 to 1,000 employees) had not migrated, although 44 percent indicated that they had such moves in process.
Almost half (47 percent) of IT pros said that they had put in some weekend work or worked evenings (44 percent) to get the migration work done. Despite those efforts, 49 percent of the IT pro respondents indicated that end users experienced downtime during the Windows XP migration process. IT pros also reported seeing problems with applications that would not work with Windows 7 after the migration, with 38 percent of respondents reporting that problem.
Of course, this surprises us not….
Most of the respondents were using the “free tools from Microsoft” to carry out the Windows XP migrations… the survey didn’t poll the specific tools were used. Respondents indicated less satisfaction when using Microsoft’s tools for migration compared with new tools [emphasis added].
“We saw the lowest amount of complaints when they purchased new tools, which probably makes a lot of sense because they probably bought something specific for their OS migration,” said Betty Junod, director of desktop product marketing for end-user computing at VMware, in a phone interview. She noted that that large enterprises experienced the greatest lag in getting Windows XP migrations accomplished and that IT pros were working overtime to get the job done.