AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #3 – Planning Your Windows Roadmap

A little while ago I posted about the new series that we’ve started – the Manager Tech Talk Video series. We broadcast each episode live on the 2nd Thursday of the month and record it for on-demand access later. I take the audio and use it to create an episode for our long standing IT Manager Podcast. Below are the recordings from our October episode – enjoy!

If you’d like to join us live online for the next episode, Agile Software Delivery, with the guy who wrote the Book on Agile - Sam Guckenheimer, register at

It’s a bit of a Catch-22 – deploying a new operating system can be an expensive proposition, but not using up to date technology can cost a business worker productivity, recruitment of top talent, and integration with customers and partners. For development shops, making sure your application runs on the latest platform contributes to the longevity of a useful product. It’s exhausting trying to keep up but not to do so can mean obsolesce.

The question is, are there things you can do today to make things easier tomorrow? Coming hot on the heels of the BUILD conference and the release of the developer preview of Windows 8, Jonathan and I talk with David Remmer, Depth Evangelism Manager at Microsoft Canada and former Architect Evangelist about what you need to do to get your applications and infrastructure ready today to take advantage of tomorrow's advances.

Additional resources:

For infrastructure folk

  • Springboard for Windows 7: Resources for evaluating, deploying and managing a Windows 7 roll out in your organization.
  • Evaluation downloads: Download evaluations of the latest versions of Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and System Center Configuration Manager.

For development teams


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