In December 2009, I published a blog post, "Hello Windows 7 and Goodbye Windows XP?" polling TechRepublic members about what they were thinking regarding Microsoft Windows 7 and the potential for migrating from Windows XP. The results from that poll back then indicated that, despite the general acceptance of Windows 7 as a viable operating system, most enterprises were still waiting for a catalyst to drive the upgrade process.
Now, it is one year since the retail release of Windows 7, and I thought it would be a good time to revisit the question. Has the IT universe changed its thinking regarding the deployment of Microsoft's latest operating system? Will the new poll show movement away from XP? What are you planning now?
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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.