My colleague Shelly Bird, a highly esteemed Architect in Microsoft Public Sector Services, has years of experience in desktop and server deployments. She has seen what works and a whole lot of what doesn’t. Now she is bringing her observations to the blogosphere, kicking off with a Top Ten list of deployment blockers. I was really excited when she told me about it because it’s not going to be just another tech-oriented blog about scripting how-to, specific security settings and application compatibility. While those issues are important to deployment projects, that’s not where projects tend to run into the most trouble. This is much higher-level and should be read by executives. It’s not really even Windows-specific. It’s about decision-making (or decision-delaying) and organization culture issues.
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