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Revised July 2013

Keys to a successful Windows 8 migration

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Migrating to a new operating system is no small task. And when the migration involves an OS as divisive as Windows 8, the task becomes that much more complicated. Proponents will need to persuade skeptics that Windows 8 brings real value to the enterprise beyond what Windows 7 or even Windows XP might currently be delivering. Companies interested in taking advantage of the new operating system’s touch features—particularly with mobile devices—could see a lot to like. Other organizations, especially those for which an OS is primarily about running desktops, will have doubts. Organizations with reasons to migrate to Windows 8 should look at four key areas as they proceed with their decision-making and planning: where Windows 8 fits into the enterprise; how to handle legacy applications in the new OS; tools to use for the migration; and details about licensing. This handbook also looks at some of features included in Windows 8.1.

Table Of Contents

  • Windows 8: What's in it for you
  • A look at Windows 8.1
  • What to know about Windows 8 licensing

 

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