Presenter: [email protected] Chief Technology Architect NathCorp ACF Application Compatibility Factory Remove the Road block to Windows 7 Deployment DDPS Desktop Planning and Deployment Service Provide the tools and processes for Windows 7 Deployment MDOP Desktop Planning and Deployment Service Realize the Potential of Windows 7 Deployment Enable enterprise customer adoption of Windows 7 through delivery of targeted services, including application compatibility, deployment escalation, and ROI assessments through trained global and local partners ACF is an initiative that teams Microsoft with service partners to help our customers overcome application compatibility challenges. Application Compatibility Factory (ACF) helps enterprise customers assess and remediate Line Of Business (LOB) and custom applications quickly and cost effectively. ACF partners have access to deep technical training, the latest technical information and an evolving remediation database. ACF can benefit customers who are deploying Windows® 7 and have or have not identified potential application compatibility issues. ACF program has unblocked over 1.4 million desktop seats and tested and remediated over 55K applications GIVES GETS Commit to 5 days of ACF engagement by assigning 2-3 key staff resources (at least 1 IT and ideally 1 developer) Space at customer location for engagement Provide systems to perform analysis Provide application source files & media Standard NDA under Microsoft EA Agreement Agree to participate in AR/PR (optional) Packaged assessment & remediation offering Enablement – Application compatibility technical training, tools, and methodologies Co-investment in free services provided by Microsoft and delivered by one of our valued ACF Partners A number of business critical applications remediated (dependent on complexity) Detailed plan for full app compatibility remediation based on application mix Inventory & Rationalization 14,000 applications were rationalized down to 800 due to 3rd party plug-ins and apps showing up as full applications. Remediation In 5 days, the largest application compatibility barrier to adoption for a 300,000 seat organization was removed. Training & Tools Customer received a tool set & process for moving forward not only with desktop application compatibility testing, but also IE, and normal monthly patching. Windows 7 Visual Studio 2008+ Zero Touch Deployment with MDT Windows Server 2008 Designed for developing Compatible Apps for Vista+ Microsoft System Center Get customer to take first step Help remove blocker Start the planning process Energy Saving GPO Direct Access Branch Office Cache Performance improvement in file transfers – Especially Roaming Env MDOP App-V Med-V NathCorp [email protected] Neudesic [email protected] ITCInfoTech [email protected] Global Partners/Others [email protected] Windows 7 is the new generation OS for Desktop. A leap in terms of IT cost savings. A leap in Security of your Desktop & application Environment. A leap in Productivity improvements. The foundation for Flexible computing. Getting Green – Windows 7 helps. The first step starts with Microsoft’s Application Compatibility Program (ACF) Understand your application platform Inventory of all applications on per department and organization basis. Categorize, Rationalize and Prioritize your applications. List of applications that will be incompatible with Windows 7. Peripherals compatibility. Remediation of sample set of applications. Training on Remediation and Application Compatibility Toolkit. In-house applications 3rd Party applications Developers IT Staff Window 7 features presentation and benefits. Microsoft Funds the 1 week ACF engagement. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Microsoft Application Compatibility Factory Partner Microsoft Desktop Deployment Planning Services Partner Deep Experience in Application Compatibility testing and remediation. Some of the customers where NathCorp has performed Application Testing & Remediation include 3M, AAA and Pacific Life. Contact [email protected] for more information.