Microsoft Windows XP support ends April 2014. Are you ready? Migrating from XP to Windows 7 (or 8) won’t happen overnight – it’ll take a little time but the good news is it doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Microsoft has some tried and true FREE deployment tools to help with your migration. The key to a successful deployment is in your plan on how to leverage these tools - and that plan needs to start now to ensure you have time to migrate prior to the 2014 deadline.
In Cincinnati OH, the Cincinnati Network Professionals Association (www.cinpa.org) is organizing a one-day event on September 22nd to target Windows deployment best practices. Join Rhonda Layfield, Microsoft MVP and experienced Windows deployment expert, to learn which tools will identify applications that may not run properly on Windows 7 (including web applications), assess your hardware to determine which machines are capable of running Windows 7 and which are not. And finish up with creating, managing and deploying your images using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, Windows Deployment Service and System Center Configuration Manager.
Rhonda is not only a seasoned expert in Windows deployments of all-sizes, but she's also a very entertaining speaker - I'm sure that attendees will have an exciting day learning and engaging with Rhonda!
Event topics include:
Meals: Lunch will be provided.
Cost: Due to the cost of organizing this event, registration is $125/attendee for CiNPA members and $150/attendee for non-CiNPA members.
Registration: Event details and registration is available at http://cinpa20120922.eventbrite.com/
Hope to see you there!
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Keith Mayer is a Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, Amazon AWS, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.