Windows XP is almost 12 years old and extended support ends in April 2014. Even though organizations have known they would eventually need to migrate to a newer Windows operating system, many have waited until the last minute. When Windows XP finally expires, support will be costly and security will be non-existent.
In this session, you’ll hear, not only the specific roadblocks affecting many migrations, but also the solutions that can help ensure a renewed, successful and rapid migration.
Rod Trent is the IT Community Manager for Windows IT Pro. He is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center technologies and has more than 25 years of IT experience, with over 20 years dedicated to System Center. Rod has written many books, thousands of articles, and speaks at various conferences and user groups. His professional focus is evangelizing technical community on the web and in person. Rod was a Microsoft MVP for 10 years and is a charter member of the Dell TechCenter Rockstar program. He's an avid gadget fan, a die-hard old television show and cartoon buff, a health and exercise freak, and a part-time missionary to the Chinese people. You can follow Rod on Twitter: @rodtrent
Trevor Mansell is a Sr. Manager of Solution Architects for the Americas Strategic Alliances group at Citrix. His team is charged with helping system integrators and customers understand and architect joint enterprise mobility and cloud solutions with alliance partners. Prior to this position he has held systems engineering and product specialist roles at Citrix as part of their emerging product and incubation group. He is a long time evangelist for application and desktop virtualization as an early vehicle to enable ITaas to enterprise organizations. Trevor has been engaged in the application virtualization and Server based computing space since 1997 with sales and engineering roles held at Nortel, Wyse, Ardence.