At first, I wanted to run a poll about your Windows 7 adoption plans. But others have been faster. According to Computerworld's survey a whopping 72% want to deploy Windows 7 and only 11% will stick with what they know. So the interesting question is not really if but when.
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The fact that Windows 7 sells like hot cakes is certainly mostly because many skipped Vista and are now forced to update their IT environment. Many also didn't replace their hardware for a while because of the bad economic situation. Since the prospects are looking better now, a lot of organizations will start investing again in new PCs and will take the chance to also upgrade to the latest Windows version. The media hype about Windows 7 is probably also a reason why Windows is again everybody's darling.
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I guess, quite a few organizations have been waiting for an announcement of a release date of Service Pack 1. Since it is now out that there won't be such an announcement any time soon, many of you will now have to decide whether to break Windows admin's first law, that is to deploy a new Windows version only after the first service pack. You would have at least the excuse that Windows 7 is just another name for Windows Vista SP2, or SP3 if you will. So what will you do?
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You’ve missed a “We’ve already deployed Windows 7, what is everyone else waiting for” option 😉
In all seriousness, i’ve upgraded the last machine to Windows 7 back in August or October. Granted, we’re a small IT shop (50 machines).
Thanks for responding so quickly. I added your option. So you can vote now too. 😉
Interestingly, the “We’ve already deployed Windows 7” answer is leading…
Yeah, surprised me too. Without your suggestion I would have missed quite a few votes.