Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Company Location - Pennsylvania
Objectives of the Project - “We need to be preemptive on Evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 and windows 7 to address remote access and security concerns.”
Are you piloting or deploying the products? “Our organization is behind in the Server space but cutting edge in the Virtualization space. We are hoping to bring our test Environment up to Windows 2008 R2 in a timely matter then work on a plan to upgrade production. We also want to take a hard look at Windows 7 and see if it fits moving forward.”
Products used in the project (all that apply) - “Windows 2008 R2 and windows 7 are being evaluated at this time”
Project description - “As the projects are Pilots for the test environment the no major milestone has been achieved at this time. What was noted was the ease of installation of both Server and Desktop OS, and the ability to quickly configure the Server with the Roles and functions we feel we need for a successful pilot.”
Were the objective stated at the beginning satisfied? Did you solve the problem? Not at this time.
Keith.Combs – for pilot projects, this might be a typical response. Keep in mind this is a snapshot in time and the objectives might not be achieved until much later.
Are you going to save money? How much over how many years? “N/A”
Keith.Combs – I am actually following up with the contact on this. If this is a new system so it is actually a new investment, I can see why it’s not saving money over a previously deployed solution”
What do you think about the IT Pro Momentum program? Would you have done this project without the IT Pro Momentum program? Any suggestions for improvements are appreciated. We tried to make this as easy as possible on everyone. - “The concept of the program is great The Forums are helpful and the tracking that cn be done view the site is helpful at the pilot stage. Yes, we would have used technet and the technet forums. The plus to IT Pro Momentum is its targeted to the early adopters and testers. Keep up the great blog posts they are helpful and informative ”