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7 Tips for Windows 7 Deployment

So, we have Windows 7 RTM’d and now everyone is trying their hands on this newly released OS. It’s been great journey

testing Windows 7 and then 1 by 1 seeing it growing towards RTM. Now that we have the final everyone has tried most of it.

Now, the next stage is deployment. We have Large Enterprises, SMB Customers planning to deploy Windows 7. To make things

easier we are releasing 7 useful tips for getting your deployment with ease.windows-7-logo

Here are some of the key tips to kick-start the Windows 7 deployment.

1.       Choosing a Windows 7 Deployment Strategy

Looking to start you deployment of Windows 7? Not sure where to start or the resources available? Read this concise article on the recommended deployment strategies and the tools that support them.

2.       Analysing you environment with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Do you want to know what is running in organization so you can plan a Windows 7 deployment? The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is a free solution accelerator that can inventory you infrastructure.

3.       Prepare your Applications for Windows 7

A key consideration when moving to Windows 7 is whether your applications will run successfully. Download the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to access the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7

4.       Five Steps to Windows 7 Application Readiness

Trying to decide if the applications you use in your organization will run on Windows 7? Follow these 5 steps to determine application Readiness.

5.       Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployments

Read this concise article that will walk you through the variety of approaches to addressing compatibility issues and the tools available to help you.

6.       Commonly-used application shims here.

Watch this video and see how to apply commonly-used shims to legacy application to enable them to work on Windows 7.

7.       Understanding Application Compatibility

Why might your application not work on Windows 7? There are a few reasons such as enhanced security or retired components. This article walks you through the areas that might affect your applications.