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VMware's Desktop Strategy [ Source: VMware ]

October 2014- Gone are the days of client/server computing where Windows ruled the day and end users were tasked to do their work from one device and one location.

Today, end users are leveraging new types of devices for work, accessing Windows applications alongside non-Windows-based applications and are more mobile than ever.

Measuring Usage and ROI of Microsoft Lync Server [ Source: Dell Software ]

April 2014- Get detailed information about the costs and benefits of Microsoft Lync Server, and how to produce reports on resource usage and chargeback to demonstrate ROI to management. Lync can drastically improve the efficiency of business communications and collaboration. However, deployment can be demanding and expensive, requiring not only careful planning and piloting but also the purchase of new hardware and devices. Read this insightful report today.

FAQ: Windows Server 2012 Recycle Bin and Recovery Manager for AD [ Source: Dell Software ]

April 2014- Among the functionality upgrades in Windows Server 2012 are improvements to the Active Directory "Recycle Bin" feature. Along with the addition of a GUI, organizations can now store deleted AD objects without having to do an authoritative restore. While this feature addresses many concerns that Microsoft customers have expressed since AD was introduced, it's not the solution to all AD recovery concerns.

6 Benefits of Upgrading to Modern Operating Systems [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

December 2013- The end of Windows XP support is only one reason to move to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Find out the compelling benefits of moving to modern operating systems - and get a quick list of actions you can take to ease the way.

Dell Latitude 5000 & 7000 Series: Choosing the Best PC's for the Job [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

December 2013- Dell's latest laptops are tailored to satisfy specific user needs, while delivering the security, reliability, and manageability that IT demands. Find out how to decide between them.

Avoiding the 8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 & Windows 8 Migrations [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

December 2013- With no future support for Windows XP, most IT pros have begun OS migration efforts to modern Windows. Make the most of your OS upgrade and PC refresh to enhance performance, security, and manageability. Use this comprehensive guide to avoid some of the most common pitfalls along your journey.

Top 5 Reasons to Migrate from Windows XP Now [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

December 2013- Every IT professional knows the end is coming soon for Windows XP support, but a surprising number of organizations have yet to make the move to either Windows 7 or 8. Waiting any longer, however, is a losing proposition.

Have You Overlooked the Obvious? 12 Ways to Win Major Value with SharePoint Apps [ Source: Nagarro ]

April 2014- Many IT and business leaders quietly admit their usage of SharePoint has not kept up with available functionality, even though the recent launch of SharePoint 2013 has been very successful. These executives are missing out on enhancing their return on investment. Extraordinary value lies within their reach with the Apps model of SharePoint 2013, which they could tap into for a surge in corporate efficiency.

The Apps model for SharePoint offers powerful new functionality and ...

Five Tips for a Successful SharePoint Launch [ Source: Nagarro ]

April 2014- The success or failure of a SharePoint implementation depends on how well business leaders and IT have planned and implemented it. This white paper explains some of the common pitfalls enterprises face when they rollout SharePoint and how these simple but expensive errors can be avoided.If you're a CXO, IT leader, or business executive who wants to ensure the success of your SharePoint initiative, read this white paper.

You will learn:
• ...

Windows 7 Migration: An Industry View of App Compatibility [ Source: Dell Software ]

January 2013- In the two years that Windows 7 has been available to the enterprise, many organizations have made the move, and common challenges have been identified. This white paper discusses those challenges, so you know what to expect when planning your migration.

App Compatibility in Windows 7 Migrations [ Source: Dell Software ]

January 2012- Uncertainly over Windows 7 compatibility with legacy and homegrown applications is delaying Windows 7 migrations and desktop virtualization. This paper addresses new solutions that help IT organizations test for and fix application compatibility issues, helping to smooth the migration to Windows 7.

Windows 8 for Small and Medium Businesses: 6 Best Practices [ Source: Dell ]

December 2012- You may be wandering whether it is worthwhile to move to Windows 8. It is important to consider the hardware you have now and to think about the future, bearing in mind emerging trends such as virtualization and the cloud. Download now to get compelling reasons to adopt Windows 8 for your business.

Upgrade Your Infrastructure: 4 Steps to Reducing Challenges [ Source: Dell ]

December 2012- With Microsoft Windows XP support expiring in 2014, enterprises are preparing for the imminent move to their next Windows operating system. Download now to get a four-step plan and assessment worksheets to help prepare you for a smooth migration process.

Six Myths of Windows RT Revealed! [ Source: Dell ]

December 2012- There has been a lot of misinformation being circulated about capabilities of Windows RT, the new Microsoft operating system for ARM tablets. This paper dispels a number of those myths. Read on to find out the capabilities of this new operating system.

Simplify planning for a Windows 7 migration [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

August 2012- To capitalize on the benefits of Windows 7, you must make sure your computing environment is ready for the upgrade. The Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment is designed to identify application compatibility, hardware compatibility and migration readiness, and to provide the recommendations needed to help make your transition to Windows 7 as smooth as possible.

Read the Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment for a detailed analysis of your organization’s preparedness to upgrade and includes a comprehensive ...

Windows 7 Migration: Why Now Is the Time to Say Goodbye to Aging Client Systems [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

June 2012- As client hardware, software and operating systems age, the costs - and the associated security risks - of retaining older systems eventually outweigh the expense of replacing them.

With the 2014 expiration of Microsoft extended support for Windows XP, many enterprises and government agencies are deciding that the time has come to make the move to Windows 7 on new and, in some cases, older systems.

This detailed UBM TechWeb white paper explores ...

Windows 7 Migrations: 4 Steps to Reducing Challenges [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

June 2012- The expiration of Microsoft Windows XP support is driving enterprises and government agencies to prepare for the imminent move to Windows 7.

The complete impact assessment process in this UBM TechWeb guide, which includes detailed assessment worksheets, will help IT managers accurately plan resource requirements, overcome common migration hurdles and tap into the application environment optimization that migration makes possible.

Windows 7 Migration: Analyzing Internal vs. External Deployment Strategies and Costs [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

June 2012- With Windows XP's 2014 retirement looming, enterprises and government agencies are intensifying Windows 7 migration initiatives. Most organizations are faced with the choice of managing their migration internally or tapping a third party to do it.

To make an informed decision, this UBM TechWeb analysis identifies the phases associated with a migration strategy and estimates the time and costs associated with successfully concluding each step.

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 - deployment made easy [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

February 2012- Adding additional file-based storage to your Microsoft Windows environment is easier than ever with the new HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems, powered by Intel® Xeon® Processors, and run on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition.

HP’s newest Network Attached Storage solutions, with two-nodes integrated into a converged 3U chassis, are designed for a better file serving experience.

In this in-depth architecture and deployment guide you will ...

The Benefits Side of a Windows 7 Business Case [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- Organizations should build a business case around Windows 7 deployment to ensure the project's funding and success. The strength of the business case should help decide when the project should be completed.

Q&A: The Relationship Between Windows 7 and Hosted Virtual Desktop Technology [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- Windows 7 and hosted virtual desktops are approaching maturity. Gartner answers questions about whether to combine them into a single project, and how migrations change with HVDs.

Microsoft Windows 7 and Office Key Initiative Overview [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- To avoid disruptions, CIOs and IT leaders must position their organizations to complete a migration to Windows 7 in a timely and cost-effective manner. But, as they work through the preparation and deployment processes, they will be confronted by a host of challenges and risk.

In this research paper, Gartner research presents tools, best practices and policies to reduce Windows 7 and Office 2010 migration costs by as much as 50%.

Creating a Timeline for Deploying Windows 7 and Eliminating Windows XP [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- Windows XP support ends April 8, 2014. Therefore, organizations must decide when to begin their migration to Windows 7, set a target date to have Windows XP out and define the scope of the project.

This research paper reviews Gartner's key findings and recommendations for deploying Windows 7.

Simplify your Migrations to Windows Server 2008 R2: Tips and Tricks [ Source: Dell/Windows 7 ]

September 2011- When and how should you migrate to Windows Server 2008? Experts agree that a phased approach to migration is the way to go. This technical brief dives deep into migration recommendations and explains how to plan thoroughly, adopt a phased approach and who to ask for help.

Top 10 Reasons to Migrate to Windows Server 2008 [ Source: Dell/Windows 7 ]

September 2011- Reducing the cost and complexity in your school's data center allows you to devote more resources to making innovation a daily business practice.

Download "Top 10 Reasons to Migrate to Windows Server 2008" to learn how WS08:
• simplifies server management
• gives you secure access to internal applications through firewall-friendly ports
• increases system availability for end-to-end management of dynamic data centers

Windows Server® 2008 is ready to run ...

Windows 7 Migration Challenges and Best Practices for Large Enterprise and Public Sector [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

September 2011- Today, IT managers worldwide are accelerating their efforts toward planning for and migrating to Windows 7, and the next 12 to 18 months will be critical.

In fact, Forrester Consulting recently completed an online survey of 200 large enterprise and public sector organizations in the US, Canada, and the UK with 1,000 or more employees, commissioned by Dell, concerning their migration plans for Windows 7, and the study found that 93% of firms planned on completing their enterprise-wide migrations before 2014. ...

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