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  1. Deploying Windows 7: Who, What, (and a little why) Michael Riley MicRiley@microsoft.com

  2. Session • Who I am • Goals • High-level education on adoption trends and resources (with links for follow-on) • Discussion about what others are doing around Windows 7 deployment • Get stumped by good questions • Non-goals • Convince anyone to deploy Win7 • Show all of my slides • Contradict what someone else from Microsoft is telling you

  3. Agenda • Session goals/non-goals • Why I have seen customers move [to Windows 7] • Common toolsets, resources • Customer examples • Plan (2) • Adopt (1) • Grow (1) • Additional Resources

  4. Why I’ve seen customers move • Their end-users want Windows 7 • XP 9+ years old, poor Vista adoption • Reduce IT costs: • Simplify ecosystem (BitLocker, AppLocker, BranchCache, DirectAccess, . . .) • More automation (WIM, USMT, better tool-support, GPO capabilities) • Compatibility • HW support • XP-Mode –vs- MED-V • (IE8)

  5. Common Toolsets/Resources • Plan • Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor • Can my PC/devices/software upgrade to Win7 • Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) (blog) • Can PCs/devices/software on my network upgrade to Win7 (agentless) (video demo) Sample reports • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) (blog) • Application Compatibility List • Volume Activation Planning Guide • Deploy • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) (blog) • Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) • (System Center Configuration Manager)

  6. Customer 1 (Plan) • Environment • 95%+ Windows XP • Multiple, autonomous locations • Mature IT processes • Approach • Small pilot group (no mainstream DIY) • Evangelize with user-base (parties, cake, …) • Build image for supply to OEM • Initial mainstream push through HW refresh • Leverage Microsoft benefits, partner POCs • Progress • Pilot users happy, and slowly growing • Image targeting Q3 CY2010 • Bumps • Early-cycle • Learnings, as they simplify their image • Other projects • IE8

  7. Customer 2 (Plan) • Environment • 95%+ Windows XP • 5% Macintosh • Decentralized • Less IT standardization • Approach • Multiple pilots across organization • Centralized planning project, with some cross-organization collaboration • Leverage Microsoft benefits • Progress • Win7 population growing • Official decision pending • User-education pending • Bumps • Other projects • Multiple organizations == multiple efforts • Application Compatibility: More difficult to collect, analyze, and remediate across organizations • Gaps in end-user education (MSFT pending)

  8. Customer 3 (Adopt) • Environment • 90%+ Windows XP • 5% Windows Vista • Huge developer population • Approach • DIY pre-RTM • IT provided early-cycle access to standardized ISO (network drive) • Leverage Microsoft programs, Microsoft benefits, partner • Thin image built, with new capabilities being added in-cycle (apps, DA, …) • Grow pilot through group-level opt-in • Progress • 8%+ pre-RTM adoption • 20%+ currently on RTM • Case study in-progress • Bumps • Other projects • Localization • Application Compatibility not fully collected yet

  9. Customer 4 (Grow) • Environment • 80% Windows XP • 20% Windows Vista • Approach • Aggressive • Pre-RTM pilot • Corporate image ready RTM+30 • Huge DIY adoption • Advertised push • IT-touch == Win7 upgrade • Progress • 20% by RTM+90 • Growth eventually stabilized to 3%/month • Currently 40%+ • Bumps • Very Early-cycle (deployment tool bugs, made friends with MSFT developers/testers) • IE8 not a showstopper (Terminal Services/Citrix)

  10. Additional Resources • Blog: Engineering Windows 7 • Blog: WindowsTeamBlog • Windows 7 Events (Summer 2010) • Windows 7 Home Page • Windows7 TechCenter (and forums) • Windows 7 Customer Shop (tips/tricks, promotional materials, …) • Microsoft (Sales, Support) • Partners

  11. Tips/tricks Find (Start menu, syntax, …) Libraries Problem Steps Recorder Action Center Projector settings Device stage Themes Locations (networks, default printers, …) Mobility Center Taskbar pin/arrange/shortcut Windows Snap/peek/shake (Boot from VHD)

  12. Deploying Windows 7: Who, What, (and a little why) Michael Riley MicRiley@microsoft.com