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Part 1: Inventory, Rationalization & Application Compatibility


Conducting an application inventory is a key step in determining budget requirements and effort needed in managing an application portfolio. Application rationalization, which involves deciding to retain, retire or upgrade each application, should closely follow the inventory in order to reduce migration time and costs.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to analyze data to identify likely targets for rationalization, including non-business applications, multiple versions of the same application, and applications with redundant functionality.  Through this analysis, you’ll be able to produce an interpreted list of applications with prioritization for Windows® 7 migration and testing. By rationalizing the master list of applications, subsequent phases (including Windows® 7 testing, licensing, and support) of application management become more attainable.


Mark Minasi Windows expert and author

Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, popular technology columnist, commentator, keynote speaker, and IT consultant. Mark has written over a thousand computer columns, several dozen best-selling technical books, and explaining operating system and networking planning, installation, maintenance and repair to crowds from two to two thousand. Mark is probably best known for his Mastering Windows Server and Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide books, both of which have seen more than 12 editions and sold over a million copies.

Christopher Urban Global Service Architect, End User Computing, Dell

Christopher has over 20 years of experience supporting hardware and software deployments in large enterprise customers. In this role, he is responsible for the initiative to integrate Windows 7 into Dell’s EUC services portfolio. Prior to Dell, Chris was a System Management Product Specialist at Microsoft and co-author of Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Voll Corn Services Product Manager, End User Computing, Dell Inc.
DellEMC and Intel®
Sep 21, 2011, 13:30 EDT (17:30 GMT)

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