Dell gets on the 'Ditch Windows XP' bandwagon with new video

Microsoft has certainly been doing its best to get large businesses to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8 before the support deadline is reached on April 8, 2014. Now it looks like Dell is offering its own services to help with the Windows XP transition and it's promoting those efforts in a new video.

The clip, posted on Dell's YouTube channel, has been made mostly for IT managers who have perhaps procrastinated on their Windows upgrade plans. The animated video, compete with pleasing background music, claims that those IT workers can leave the upgrade process to Dell's Windows Migration Services, which it says will be able to help businesses save lots of time and money, no matter how far along their own Windows XP upgrade plans might be at this time.

We will likely see more and more third party companies jumping in to offer their services to help businesses ditch Windows XP before its support deadline comes up in six months. Net Applications showed that worldwide adoption of Windows XP is still at 31.41 percent, although those numbers have been taking a steep dive in the last couple of months. During Microsoft's recent analyst meeting, the company claimed it was hoping to bring that percentage down to below 13 percent by April 8.

Source: Dell on YouTube

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I spoke with the implementation officer for our school, I understand we will be upgraded from Windows XP sometime after April next year. Can't wait, I am personally using my own personal copy of Windows 8 Pro.

Those businesses which are data creation intensive will move toWindows-7. Those businesses which can get by with "tap-n-scratch" entry and afford all new hardware can move up to Windows-8x.

TsarNikky said,
Those businesses which are data creation intensive will move toWindows-7. Those businesses which can get by with "tap-n-scratch" entry and afford all new hardware can move up to Windows-8x.

afford new hardware for what?
Windows 8 runs on lower speced machines then windows 7.

TsarNikky said,
Those businesses which are data creation intensive will move toWindows-7. Those businesses which can get by with "tap-n-scratch" entry and afford all new hardware can move up to Windows-8x.

There's no difference as far as productivity. There is a three year difference as far as support cycle which makes it the top choice.

fusi0n said,
Maybe.. but KACE is ****ing awesome

It may be awesome, but to me SmartDeploy smokes KACE by a longggg way! I mean we have ONE master image based on a VM and can use it for our 32+ different PCs/laptops in the school district. It just works and doesn't require all the BS that KACE makes you go through. So I say to Dell, "good luck with that". My $.02.