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1 April 11, 2011

2 2 What Is The Springboard Series Weekly Targeted IT Pro Drive-time Podcasts Monthly Feature Articles & Guides Virtual Roundtable Events TechCenter in 10 languages Event Kits (Win 7 updates) and messaging

3 3 “Zones” for top tasks Springboard Series Blog—dynamic updates Weekly & Monthly dynamic content Adoption lifecycle assets: right level, right time Community blogs, forums Top assets: downloads, learning Springboard Series on TechNet: The Key Resource for IT Pros

4 Who Am I? Brad Bird System Center and Virtual Machine Architect Cistel Inc. Ottawa based Microsoft GOLD Partner Microsoft MVP – Virtual Machine Microsoft vTSP – System Management Microsoft Certified Trainer Microsoft MCSE, MCITP and STEP member Legend to Rock Stars Almost 20 years in IT 4

5 The Deployment Project 5 Testing Process Infrastructure Remediation Image Engineering Application Management Migration Office Deployment Security Deployment Operations Readiness Project Process and Team Guidance Business Case for Deployment Do I need to invest in test hardware, personnel, and infrastructure? Do I replace all of my users’ hardware? Do I need to build and maintain an image for each hardware class? Are my applications going to work? Do my techs need to manually migrate everyone’s files at their desk or in the lab? Office, too? Does that mean more testing and images? How is this going to impact users and the helpdesk? Automated migration with applications and drivers Do my users need to send their hardware to IT or be without their PCs for a day?

6 Takeaways In order to remain supported, a move to Windows 7 is essential. If applications are not compatible, a plan needs to be put in place to deal with them. Mitigation solutions exist to allow Windows 7 deployments to proceed. 6

7 Agenda Deployment Scenarios MDT Scenario Demo Main Issues Blocking Deployment Solutions to Deployment Blocking Issues What if no Solutions Work? Virtualization Demo 7

8 Deployment Scenarios New Computer Refresh Upgrade 8

9 The Myth There Is No Way to Upgrade a Windows XP Computer to Windows 7 9

10 Upgrade Defined… During an upgrade, existing user settings are retained, as well as installed applications. us/library/cc749581(WS.10).aspx (2006) 10

11 How to go from Win XP to Win 7? 11

12 Migration/Upgrade Options Windows XP-to-Windows Vista-to-Windows7 using setup.exe Manual migration and install from DVD Drive Cloning based on a Reference Windows 7 Install Automated migration with applications and drivers 12

13 Main Issues Blocking Deployment Hardware Compatibility (Drivers) Application Compatibility 13

14 App Compatibility Barriers 14 Cost of application testing Time required to test applications Dependency on legacy versions of Internet Explorer ® ISV or developer no longer available Incompatible applications Results: Customers are not getting full value from Windows 7. Windows 7 Annual Cost Savings/PC Service Desk Desktop Management Deployment & Provisioning Power Savings Total Direct IT Costs Savings $22-62 $25-98 $12-61 $3-45 $43-268

15 Microsoft Deployment Solutions MDT 2010 (Free Solution Accelerator) ConfigMgr 2007 R3 SP2 (Enterprise Software Distribution) 15

16 MDT Scenario Demo 16

17 The Migration Process 17 Plan Deliver Operate

18 Solutions to Blocking Issues Some Applications just work in Windows 7 Upgrade to a new compatible version if available Shim Application with Application Compatibility Toolkit De-couple the application from the Operating System using Virtualization 18

19 Windows Application Compatibility Tools 19 Application Compatibility Toolkit Asset Inventory Service Microsoft Assessment and Planning System Center Family Application Compatibility Toolkit Windows Compatibility Center Compatible Applications List Application Quality Cookbook Application Verifier Application Compatibility Toolkit Application Virtualization Application Quality Cookbook Virtual Legacy Windows OS (MED-V, XP Mode) Test & Mitigate AnalyzeAnalyzeCollectCollect

20 Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) Provides tools to inventory applications, hardware, and devices in the production environment Synchronizes collected inventory with current application and hardware compatibility data from Microsoft Includes tools to test and repair individual applications Version 5.6 (release 5/11) adds x64 support for inventory, compatibility fixing, and standard user account issue detection

21 Desktop Virtualization and Compatibility Concerns 21

22 Deployment Benefits of Application Virtualization 22 Reduce testing times with Application Isolation Speed up application packaging for deployment with App-V sequencing Sequence applications for compatibility across Windows versions Get value immediately as you work through your applications for Windows 7 deployment Implement App-V to Windows XP and Windows Vista users before Windows 7 is fully deployed Give users access to new applications before Windows 7 is delivered Minimize user disruption and speed up migration times with faster application delivery Get to a single OS image more easily with less work to automate application installation and less time needed to deliver applications Faster Delivery of Applications at Deploy Time Immediate Implementation Across Windows Versions Reduced Time for Testing and Packaging

23 Improved Application Virtualization Support Tighter integration with Microsoft App-V Potential to simplify deployment & management App-V investments improve support of Office 2010* Office 2010 requires App-V 4.6 App-V requires deployment specific sequencing Features improved with App-V 4.6/Office 2010 include: 23 *Click to Run offerings leverage App-V

24 What if No Solutions Work? Put a plan in place to deal with the application Virtualize Windows XP 24

25 What are my Virtualization Choices? In the Microsoft World, Windows XP can be virtualized in these ways: Hand Created or Templated VM delivered via Management Solution (Hyper-V, Virtual PC, VMM, etc) Windows XP Mode Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 25

26 MED-V Breaks Barriers to Windows 7 Migration 26

27 Addressing Application Compatibility 27 Start Finish LOB Apps 0% 100% Migration Timeline Compatibility Gap IE 6 dependencies Cost of Migration Developer is gone MED-V Closes the Compatibility Gap Accelerating Windows 7 Deployments MED-V Closes the Compatibility Gap Accelerating Windows 7 Deployments

28 Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Solves the last mile of application compatibility 28 “MED-V helps ensure that we can move forward with an enterprise- wide rollout of Windows 7 without getting sidetracked by application compatibility issues.” – Alex RamosSenior Manager, IT Operations Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Florida-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates cruise ships that call on approximately 400 destinations. The company has approximately 60,000 employees worldwide.

29 Windows Virtual PC IE 8+ Host – Windows 7 ESD Agent MED-V Architecture MEDV Host Agent Parent Diff Disk MEDV Guest Agent ESD Agent IE 6 Guest – Windows XP sp3 Redirection Incompati ble Apps Incompatible Published Apps RDP

30 Virtualization Demo 30

31 Takeaways In order to remain supported, a move to Windows 7 is essential. If applications are not compatible, a plan needs to be put in place to deal with them. Mitigation solutions exist to allow Windows 7 deployments to proceed. 31

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