On September 30, 2010, I asked the readers of the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog three poll questions on this topic:
The three poll questions were almost exactly the same as the poll questions I asked in December 2009. Comparing the results, you can see the progression of thinking among IT professionals and their organizations when it comes to deploying Windows 7.
My general interpretation is that those members who were planning to migrate their deployed operating system to Windows 7 have already done so or are proceeding as scheduled and will mostly complete the process within 12 months. On the flip side, those members who are not planning to migrate to Windows 7 are remaining steadfast with their current operating system. However, it does seems that the opposition to a migration is starting to see the writing on the wall when it comes to making an eventual deployment. Perhaps it is inevitable.
Take a look at the graphs and tell us how you interpret them? What is your current operating system deployment plan? Is Windows 7 in your future?
The 2010 poll results
Comparing 2009 results with 2010
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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.