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December 11, 2012

What to Do When Migrating to Windows 8

The release of Windows 8 has come and gone, and most industry insiders agree that the newest Microsoft operating system is a winner. The rave reviews the OS has seen likely indicate even more people than originally expected will move from Windows 7 to Windows 8. 

The popularity of the OS means there are a couple of questions you need to ask, and a couple of things you might want to do when making the move.

The upgrade can be even more hazardous when talking about an entire company making the jump, rather than just one user. When you’re talking about a company’s move, there’s more at stake than just a couple of files. 

The first thing a company or user needs to do is figure out whether or not there’s a need to migrate certain files and applications over to the new OS. It also might be a good time to do some house cleaning of files no longer needed.

When you’ve decided which applications you want to move over, make sure they’re compatible with the new OS. You should also make sure the applications you’re looking at are Web-based. Some people overlook Web apps, but in the day of HTML5, they’re better and more useful than ever.

Finally, you should figure out a plan for how you’re going to complete the User Acceptance Testing. This is going to be a big step when making sure those who will be using the Windows 8 operating system are fat and happy at the same time that your IT department believes everything has been done as well as possible.


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Edited by Braden Becker
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