Intel IT Shares Best Practices to Help Minimize Microsoft Windows* 8 Migration Costs

By end of June 2013, Windows 8 will be the standard OS for business Ultrabook™ devices and Intel®  architecture–based tablets in use at Intel.   We have estimated the overall costs for migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8, based on working assumptions and proof-of-concept results.

Compared to migrating from Windows XP* to Windows 7, our estimates show that migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8 will not be overly difficult or expensive, mainly because of the high level of application compatibility between Windows 7 and Windows 8. In this paper, we share the best practices that we developed during previous migrations that will further reduce migration costs.