You might need third-party tools for migrating applications to Windows 8

December 24th, 2012 Posted in Internet, Windows Server

Some of the IT shops that already upgraded to Windows 8 have reported running into some problems along the process, mainly with the process of migrating applications from the existing PCs into the new ones.

You might need third-party tools for migrating applications to Windows 8

To the surprise of many, these issues are not related to the much older machines that were upgraded to Windows 8. The principal analyst of Enderle Group, a research firm in Calif, Rob Enderle, stated that the majority of the applications of Windows 7 are running just well on Windows 8. Any user has the ability to install a copy of Windows 8 on their existing PC, and the brand new operating system would identify all the installed applications already installed by the user.

The problem arises for most of the IT shops when they try to move the existing applications from an older machine to a new PC that runs Windows 8, devoid of the requirement of reinstalling them.

Philip Moss, the managing partner of NTTX, an IT solutions provider based in the UK, stated that some of the Windows shops are using homebrewed application migration methods as “it’s never a one-box-fits-all approach”.

For the most part that is true; especially for the big companies that have hundreds of business-critical apps.

And many other administrators seem to turn into the application migration tools in order to get this job done.

Some of the IT shops that already upgraded to Windows 8 have reported running into some problems along the process, mainly with the process of migrating applications from the existing PCs into the new ones.

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