Preparing For Your Windows 7 Migration with Express Software Manager
If you’re an Express Metrix customer planning to upgrade to Windows 7, don’t forget that Express Software Manager has rich hardware and software asset management functionality that will help you plan, budget for, and manage your migration. One principal area of focus for your pre-migration planning relates to determining which of your existing applications will work with the new OS, and whether your PCs have the capacity to support the upgrade.
From a hardware readiness standpoint, Express Software Manager can inventory all your PCs to determine their CPUs, amount of memory, disk space, and any other hardware attributes that may be important to your migration. With this information, you can determine whether you need to upgrade your machines, free up space, or replace them altogether. Here’s just one of Express Software Manager’s hardware inventory reports you may find useful for your upgrade planning (click the thumbnail to enlarge):
Below are examples of just a few of the software usage reports provided by Express Software Manager (click the thumbnails to enlarge):
You’ll be happy to hear that the upcoming release of Express Software Manager, scheduled for early Q2, will make migration planning even easier, with a QueryBuilder that allows you to specify multiple hardware and software parameters to locate machines that meet (or do not meet) certain criteria. In the meantime, best of luck with your migration, and don’t forget our support staff is here to assist in any way we can!