There is buzz from the media and analyst firms lately about Windows 7 upgrades and preparations for Windows 8, which will be officially released by Microsoft in less than a month.  Despite the statistics in the media, we hear many organizations are still working on a plan for Windows 7 upgrade or strategizing how to combine a migration off of XP and a virtualization project.

Many enterprises are seeing the potential of providing anytime, anywhere access to applications on any device by combining their OS migration with a virtualization project. For traditional OS migrations and virtualization projects, it makes sense to save time, budget, and stress by automating as much of the process as possible, especially around application compatibility and application preparation.

No matter what kind of project you’re implementing – Windows 7 upgrade, XenApp or Microsoft App-V implementation, Server 2008 R2 upgrade, XenDesktop project or solely an Internet Explorer upgrade – here are 7 resources to help you plan delivering applications to end users.

Exploring Application Compatibility Methods white paper  –  Learn about approaches to application compatibility. Determine what may be best for you: manual application testing, free vendor tools for application remediation, rules-based application testing or automated heuristic analysis for application testing and application remediation?

Windows 7 Application Migration checklist – 12 questions to help guide the Windows 7 upgrade process. A collection of tips based on customer feedback from hundreds of application migration projects.

Application Migration Workbook – detailed information paired with actual worksheets to help outline a plan for an application management, whether for a physical OS migration, virtualization project or combination initiative.

Accelerate and Automate Application Migration white board video – In 3 minutes, whiteboard the basic concepts of automating application testing, application remediation and application preparation.

Application Management Savings ROI calculator– Determine the cost of manual testing in your organization, then see the potential savings with automated application testing, remediation and packaging.

ESG white paper:  XenDesktop Eases Windows 7 migration  – analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group looks at desktop virtualization as an option for mitigating Windows 7 application migration concerns.

AppDNA Application Migration software trial – Read all about the benefits of automating application compatibility? Download a trial of the AppDNA application migration software to fully experience application testing, remediation and packaging for 10 of your applications – 5 MSI based and 5 web based.

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