A Smarter way to migrate your Windows
Software incompatibilities can occur and interfere with the operation sequence. The worst-case scenario leads to operating failure. To help with this, we developed the Microsoft Windows 7 to 10 Transition Service to offer safe migration.
o Entire overview of your IT infrastructure
o List of software subject to be licensed and freeware
o Flexibility to use agent-based or agentless inventory
o Application rationalisation
o Inventory of all hardware and software assets, including server environments/data centre
o Saving license costs by means of rationalisation
o Minimisation of rollout risks and cost of operation
The 7 steps include:
Step 1: Scanning the network/s to discover all IP devices delivers high transparency, which makes a holistic approach possible towards the Windows 10 migration. The list of all devices in use is the pre-requisite for detecting the complete software inventory.
Step 2: By means of agent-based or agentless inventory (remote and local), you obtain a data collection, which can be used for further processing in systems like a CMDB or SAM etc. This data can also be used for application recognition. The list of raw software inventory shows the number of installations used and their versions.
Step 3: The comprehensive software recognition report includes detailed information on all recognised software products including the number of installations. This list not only shows risks, but also recognises optimisation potential by listing the variety of installations, identical core functionality, etc.
Step 4: You will receive our recommendation for actions to be taken for the rationalisation of your software landscape whilst considering your software strategy. This includes not only the list of all software versions in use, but also a detailed description of existing alternatives whilst considering critical and economic aspects.
Application OS Collision Detection
Step 5: We test your applications against the operating system guidelines of Microsoft. Based on a “traﬃc light status” we show you the possible utilisability of your software on a Windows 10 operating system.
The detailed report shows incompatibility issues, such as invalid or outworn API requests, Windows components out of support, conﬂicts regarding security and user account control (UAC), incomplete restart sequences and further results.
By means of so-called smoke testing, the application will be tested regarding its installation, uninstall and repair.
Application Collision Remediation
Step 6: Conﬂicts can be eliminated by automatic remediation of installation resources by means of adding Merge Modules and Manifest Files, adjustments of installation sequences regarding the execution of custom action, or by replacement of invalid or static notations of standard folders.
Application Integration Detection
Step 7: Not only do we test to ﬁnd conﬂicts between software products, but also the compatibility of applications against your ”Golden Image” (basic image including drivers, group policies, standard applications, etc.). Furthermore, we check whether an application can be virtualised. The tests allow to determine whether a software package is ready for a deﬁned target format and it checks on general criteria of virtualised operation modes.