Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Migration Which Shall Not Be Named

or, How to not be Bored at the Birds of a Feather Session.

New Topic
Planning Your Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7
Proposed Abstract
Since many companies will be making the leap from XP to Windows 7, and the documentation and MMS sessions focus on migrating from Vista to Windows 7, how will you go about the change? What about application testing? What are your training plans for users and the helpdesk? Will you generate buzz among the early adopters by letting them volunteer to upgrade first? This is a broad topic that could generate quite a bit of good conversation.

My manager came up with this topic, but this is my write up. We're trying to get some people to suggest it as a new topic. It turns out that suggested topics aren't displayed in the drop-down menu to vote on. Since most people are lazy or just not very thoughtful, they'll just pick one of the available options. Talk about stacking the deck.

We're pretty sure that Microsoft will suppress this topic since they seem to have a delusion (based on the current state of their documentation) that people will only be going from Vista to Windows 7.

1 comment:

  1. It has now been added to the drop-down. Looks like we just may get the chance to hear some real-world plans for migrating.