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VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7

This document provides guidelines for configuring a standard Windows 7 image to be used within a VMware View™ environment, providing administrators with the information necessary to create a standard image of Windows 7 leveraging the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or by utilizing a script-based approach to optimize a traditionally installed Windows 7 virtual machine.

Windows Done Right: From Migration to Implementation

The recent IDC executive brief, "Doing Windows 7 Right: Efficiency from Migration to Implementation" offers a better understanding on how the migration to Windows 7 provides the opportunity to improve core elements of your IT infrastructure. You will learn that when migration is done the right way you can achieve a return on investment that will last a decade.

Lessons Learned from Windows 7 Early Adopters

According to Windows 7 early adopters, there are benefits to moving to Windows 7 sooner rather than later. But regardless of when you move, you can learn from those who've already successfully migrated. Download this paper of emerging best practices to help you overcome the most common migration challenges.

Planning for the Security Features of Windows 7

Windows 7 includes many new and extended security capabilities. Deciding which of these features to activate will impact the planning and testing of your Windows 7 migration.

Windows 7 Early Adopter Case Study

Learn how Dell helped a leading business services firm complete an enterprise-wide Windows 7 migration.

PCs as Strategic Assets

Because PC acquisition costs typically account for only 20 to 30 percent of TCO, Intel does not fixate on these costs alone. Instead, Intel aligns their PC fleet investments and management practices with their strategic goals

Gartner: Prepare for Windows 7 in Three Phases

Many organizations are skipping Vista and looking forward to Windows 7. This research provides necessary steps to prepare for Windows 7 and ensure a successful migration with adequate operating system (OS) support.

Automating Process to Optimize Windows 7 Deployment

IDC estimates that the average cost of deployment activities is $527 per PC, but can go as high as $700 or more depending on the time spent by IT staff and users. That is roughly 20 to 40 percent of the cost of the PC. Reducing the cost of deployment will significantly reduce the total cost of ownership-especially in combination with cost-saving features in Microsoft Windows 7.

Virtualization Dream Team: Citrix and Microsoft

Citrix's strong business and co-development relationship with Microsoft has allowed it to build strong virtualization solutions on the Windows Server platform while delivering applications over the network with an excellent user experience.

Paravirtualization Case Study with Buyken Metal Products

When Buyken Metal Products considered re-architecting its datacenter for redundancy, it realized that its servers and other devices would need to be updated. Buying more physical machines was cost prohibitive, so Buyken sought other options. The ability to virtualize Windows servers with paravirtualization led Buyken to Citrix XenServer, Enterprise Edition.

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