Windows XP Migration Affecting PC Market Share

Demand for PCs is reported to be down for the second quarter of this year as compared to the same quarter for 2011 and 2012, according to estimates from both Gartner and IDC, in a Forbes Tech article posted today. The slow but continually steady growth of PC sales is attributed to a combination of…

White Paper: User Persona API (UP-API) from Tranxition

It’s often assumed that personal computers are generic and not deeply customized. Another regular misconception is that all data is stored on network drives.  And the most prevalent assumption, in the end, is that users can recustomize a machine quickly. Tranxition customer data and data from Gartner Group suggest that each user set of customizations,…

SCCM R2 is Here

In case you missed it, Microsoft  SCCM R2 is now getting some deeper reviews. IT News Australia has a well-done review.  Among other things, they said: “…there is a steep learning curve for entry-level users. SCCM has its complexities – first-time installs shouldn’t expect to have it up and running from scratch in a few…

Magazine Reports 29% Settings and Data Loss With USMT

It’s no secret that migration tools, specialized applications for enabling system refresh and Windows deployment, are critical to the success of a rollout.    With that in mind, I found this report in Microsoft Certified Professional to be concerning: ” There were 29 percent of  respondents that said they had lost data using Microsoft’s tools [USMT]…

IT Migration Techs Unsatisfied with Free Tools

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…