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Making Sense of Windows 8 Within Your Enterprise
Best practices for managing a hybrid Windows environment

Windows 8 Compatible       Windows 7 Compatible

Now that Windows 8 is here, you might be wondering what this means for your Windows 7 deployment. Should you continue your Windows 7 migration as planned, or stop and move to Windows 8 instead?

Many IT managers are concerned that ignoring Windows 8 will leave them behind the times, but don’t want to abandon the work they’ve already invested in Windows 7. And many wonder whether their terminal emulator will work well with Windows 8.

Read on to find out how to enhance your host access by leveraging the best capabilities of both operating systems—without having to adopt Windows 8 throughout your enterprise.

Why You Should Continue with Windows 7

Your current investment will provide valuable returns.

By now, you’ve probably begun to invest significant resources in a Windows 7 rollout, from testing hundreds or thousands of applications for compatibility, to tweaking critical applications if there are problems. And because Windows 7 will be supported until at least the year 2020, you can be confident that your current investment will pay off.

Switching to Windows 8 will require considerable resources as well, because it’s designed for a touch-sensitive user experience that will require new hardware and a new budget. And because the Windows 8 user experience is different from Windows 7, end users will need some training on how to navigate it.

For these reasons and more, it makes sense to continue with your Windows 7 rollout, but to begin testing Windows 8 as soon as possible.

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