Your name: William V. O’Sullivan
Company name: O’Sullivan Consulting
Your geographic location (country): Illinois USA
Public disclosure of your name and company name allowed? (Yes or No) Yes
Objectives of the project: What problem did you set out to solve? Secure desktop systems and upgrade to Windows 7.
Are you piloting or deploying the products? Piloting, and would be willing to deploy in the next couple of months.
Products used in the project (all that apply): We are using Windows 7 and server 2008 SP2. Windows Server 2008 SP2 has been utilized.
Project description: I have successfully upgraded the client machines: all machines were wiped and loaded with Windows 7 RC. The response has been excellent: users say their systems are fast, and we have not had complaints about Windows 7. There is necessary training because office 2007 was utilized for the upgrade and this coupled with Windows 7, is a significant change for most users. Users are running as users, and not admins on the workstation.
Were the objective stated at the beginning satisfied? Did you solve the problem? We are very satisfied with this project, in that we have clients that are running a release candidate and thoroughly enjoying the speed of the new OS.
Are you going to save money? How much over how many years? Hopefully in support and backup costs because of the cached and offline files.