How else could I say that? I took a look at TechNet Edge this morning and saw this article. It was so cool that I had to repeat it.
This is still in beta, but you can download the bits off the connect site. This tool will take a machine with Windows XP, all the applications and settings, and migrate it to a virtual machine. Now we’ve been able to do that part for a while, but this tool goes on to automate the upgrade of the workstation in question to Windows 7 and then it places the virtual Windows XP machine (and all its files and settings) on this new Windows 7 machine. It even places the icons for the applications within Windows XP on the Windows 7 start menu!
For our customers that have those legacy Windows XP applications that they either cannot migrate to Windows 7, or cannot find the installation disks <grin>. Here’s a way to help them move to Windows 7 and keep all of their legacy applications and data.
Take a few minutes to check this out, I think you’ll be glad you did!
Until next time,