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…

Enterprises Backpedal on Windows 8

We saw this recent article in CRN about VARs backpedalling on Windows 8.   This has to be making some teeth grind at night in reseller land. Greg Starr, a senior executive at I.T. Works, a Houston-based solution provider, typically spends his day talking business strategy with clients and vendors. But on a recent afternoon, with…

Gartner on Migrating to Windows 7

Gartner has published must-read information on deploying and migrating to Windows 7 as part of their Windows 7 Research. This report on Windows 7 and Office 2010 in particular makes the case for why it’s essential to start planning your Windows 7 deployment now. Migrate7 offers unparalleled support for migrating users to Windows 7 and…