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 W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.