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Here at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, we’re talking with attendees about the IT challenges they face and how those challenges can be overcome with solutions from Microsoft and from our network of partners to get the most out of their Windows experience.
One way we can help our partners and our customers get the most from their Windows experience is to help them move off of Windows XP. As of today, customers have 1000 days until support for Windows XP ends. Windows XP served us well, but in the ten years since it launched, the world has changed. It’s time to retire Windows XP and move to Windows 7 to take advantage of the last decade of innovation in areas such as security, performance and more natural, intuitive interface.
Microsoft and our ecosystem of partners are committed to helping every customer move to Windows 7 by providing the deployment tools and resources they need. One way users can stay updated on the latest version of Windows is through Windows Intune, our cloud-based PC management and security service that includes the benefit of upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise as well as future versions of Windows.
Since the Windows Intune launch in March, we’ve seen positive reception from partners and customers looking to standardize and manage their PC environments. Windows Intune has proven to be the comprehensive solution they need, giving them cloud services for PC management and security and upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise (and future versions of Windows) from a single, simple subscription. Partners like InfinIT Consulting have leveraged Windows Intune to move customers to Windows 7 Enterprise while also providing the most advanced security solution, powerful management tools to their small, medium, and enterprise customers.
Today at WPC, we are excited to announce the beta availability for the next release of Windows Intune - we expect the final release later this year. Based on the feedback we continue to receive from partners and customers, this release includes top feature requests and usability improvements:
These are just a few of the new features, to check out more features and to sign up for your beta account, visit Windows Intune on Springboard. Each new update builds upon the prior version, so regardless of when Windows Intune customers purchase the service, they will automatically get the latest and greatest features available. Existing Windows Intune customers will receive this update seamless without any migration. To log into your Windows Intune beta account after signing up, click here!
Partner and Customer Success with Windows Intune
Our partners have shown us they are motivated to support Windows Intune – in the short time it’s been in the market, they’ve been able to build or enhance their managed services business with new revenue opportunities, greater customer reach and reduced costs. Today we are announcing new updates, including new Internal Usage Rights (IUR) program and new sales incentives.
Partners like District Computers and New Signature are working with companies of all sizes and various industries to deploy Windows Intune and benefit from the best Windows experience on a standardized platform:
We thank the partners and customers that have helped us develop this beta update for Windows Intune, and encourage you to download and try the beta today!
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Updates
Today we also have updates to the MDOP suite, and are pleased to announce that MDOP 2011 R2 will be generally available for download in August with the following updates:
There are many businesses that can benefit from purchasing MDOP for the first time and the more MDOP components you deploy, the higher the ROI. We recommend customers look into MDOP and find out how they can benefit from the six technologies that it offers. Windows Intune customers can have the MDOP on-premise tools as an add-on for an additional dollar per seat per month.
Let us know what you think!
So as you can see, we have a lot of new developments to help businesses get the most out of their Windows experiences, and to offer the right technologies for both their employees and their business. We encourage partners and customers to sign up for the Windows Intune beta and let us know what you think of the updates we’ve made.
Oh no! Not again. Had to watch this Silverlight video using Firefox. Silverlight is still not 64bit compliant.
Correction: IE9 on a 64bit system is not Silverlight compliant. Thanks.
"Customers have 1000 days until support for Windows XP ends". That's 3 years. I will upgrade all my PCs from XP to the version of Windows that comes out in 2015 following Windows 8 and that too out of compulsion and because XP won't receive any security updates. I am familiar with Windows 7 and Vista and always have W7 on one PC to keep a check on things and I don't like many many things about it. Especially the taskbar, Start menu, Windows Explorer, and the servicing model. It has several audio limitations like no hardware acceleration, no simultaneous output to devices and no compatibility with my MIDI synths.
based Microsoft Online Services Partner District Computers, Windows Intune has become the solution they need to provide customers with a secure and up-to-date system