How Does Desktop Virtualization Help Windows XP Migration?

Migrating to a new operating system is daunting for any business owner. Windows has announced it will retire support for Windows XP, the 9-year-old operating system, in April 2014. Instead of being left behind without support, you should begin evaluating your upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 immediately. Taking onus of your operating system upgrade doesn’t have to be intimidating if you use desktop virtualization.

Let a program evaluate application compatibility
An application compatibility program can profile risks and create recommendations on how to achieve a successful and smooth installation.

Don’t worry about upgrading your hardware
Don’t waste time evaluating the possible limitations of your old hardware and the finances required for upgrading it – use a virtual desktop with the pre-existing hardware.

Use your older applications with ease
A desktop virtualization system can deliver old applications in the new operating system without forcing the end user to see any differences.

Simplify and reduce the time taken for migration
A centralized data system removes the need to individually update computers over long periods of time and streamlines the immediate deployment of the new system. Employees simply need to log out then back in to view the new operating system.

Avoid company downtime, expensive hardware installations, and the development of new applications to keep your business running. Instead, run a virtualization system that handles the burden of operating system updates for you.