In a previous, long ago post, I told you I would talk about: “Birds do it, Bees do it: Why IT Pros should do it too!” You’ve waited long enough and I know the suspense is killing you by now. So, what do the birds and the bees do that you should do too?  The answer is – they migrate! Birds migrate to warmer climes, killer bees (more genteelly referred to as Africanized bees) are migrating north, and you need to migrate your old Windows operating systems to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2! I won’t go into all the ways migration can benefit many creatures, including you, but I will point you to “What's New in Windows Server to see all the cool things our new operating systems can do once you migrate to them.

And to make it easier for you to drop the old and migrate to the new, we’ve written a number of useful migration guides to get you from here to there without having to fly thousands of miles with only geomagnetism to help you find your way:

·         Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server Migration Guide

·         DHCP Server Migration Guide

·         File Services Migration Guide

·         IP Configuration Migration Guide

·         Local User and Group Migration Guide

·         Print Services Migration Guide

·         Windows Server Migration Tools Installation, Access, and Removal

·         BranchCache Migration Guide

 

Check these guides out if you are getting excited about moving up to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and let us know if they helped you get from point A to point B.

Corey Plett
Technical Writer
The Windows Networking Documentation Team