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Windows 7 migration is in your AppDNA

Ever wondered why we make an instinctive migration every now and then? The answer may be in our DNA. Our AppDNA, more precisely..

Here's Penny Gralewski, from AppDNA, who says the fear and uncertainty has been removed from Windows 7 migrations.

The hardest part of the 1000 mile journey is the first step, she says (quoting a famous Chinese proverb). AppDNA claims it has taken the first difficult steps for you.

Are you planning a Windows 7 Migration?

Microsoft funds the Jumpstart programme to help enterprises run pilots and proof of concepts of Windows 7, IE8, and App-V migrations.

Enterprises need help testing these new technologies in their environments. App-DNA is supporting Microsoft by providing free application compatibility software licenses for either the 10 day proof of concept trial or the 10 week pilot.

"This could remove the biggest obstacle to app migration," says Gralewski.

Analysts say that conversions to Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 or App-V all hinge on the existing applications' compatibility with the new technology.

"App-DNA eases the pain of application testing and compatibility - at no extra cost to the customer or partner," says Rich Reynolds, the general manager in Microsoft's Windows group.

Jumpstart version 1.5 is explained here.

This was first published in November 2010

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