There is a webcast this month that should be of interest to anyone interested in using application virtualisation, particularly if you are migrating to Windows 7. The date of the webcast is Monday the 26th of October 2009 at 12pm, but be aware that the time zone is GMT-5. To join the event, just click here. And now here’s the blurb for the webcast!
Best Practices for Windows 7 Migrations Using Microsoft Application Virtualization
Many companies need to increase the manageability of their IT infrastructure and reduce help desk costs while boosting employee productivity. CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government and education, faced these challenges in their organization and evaluated Windows 7 and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) as a way to solve these problems.
In this interactive one-hour video webcast, you'll hear about how CDW evaluated Windows 7 and found compelling reasons to upgrade their OS from Windows Vista. CDW also deployed Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to simplify the deployment of key applications. In addition, CDW will discuss:
- Using Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) allowed them to separate applications from the OS and deliver new versions of applications quickly, without conflicts with other applications
- Saving time on application testing, packaging, deployment using App-V enabled CDW to allocate resources to higher priority projects
- Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Centre Configuration Manager allowed CDW to deploy new desktops 25% faster with 70% in cost savings due to the fact that Windows 7 runs on pre-existing hardware