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May 26, 2011  5:27 PM

The Windows 8 operating system: Is it time to move on?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, Windows 7

It was customary during the Bill Gates era at Microsoft to surreptitiously dis the previous version of Windows when the next generation came out. "It's the best Windows operating system we've ever developed," he would always say of the new version. Usually, best meant biggest or most...

January 21, 2011  3:15 PM

Get started on XP migration to Windows 7 by 2012



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Windows 7, XP migration

I remember talking to an IT manager about his XP migration plans to Vista, and he said that he was going to hold on to XP come hell or high water. Mainstream support for XP had ended and extended support for the OS will end in April 2014, but it didn’t matter to him. He was determined to make it...


August 17, 2010  1:01 PM

Midsized companies migrating to Windows 7 find the payback worthwhile



Posted by: Ed Scannell
CIO, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

If the sagging economy has forced midsized companies to delay hiring more IT staff, maybe migrating to Windows 7 can move them off that dime.

In a recent


January 15, 2010  4:29 PM

Migrating from XP to Windows 7: When, why and how?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs, Windows 7, Windows XP support

I've recently spoken with a lot of IT managers about Windows 7 in preparation for upcoming coverage. Overall, everyone wants to know when they should migrate from XP to Windows 7 and why they would want to. In fact, I'm quite curious, too.

For the most part, midmarket IT shops currently...


January 16, 2009  3:15 PM

Is a Windows 7 migration inevitable for XP users?



Posted by: EditorAnne
migration, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP support

So Windows 7 is out in beta. My colleague Mark Schlack took it for a test drive and wasn’t impressed (see Windows 7migration: First thoughts). Yet at some point,...


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