Wow! It’s been a crazy month in the deployment world. When will this madness ever stop?!
First of all Michael Niehaus (Mr. MDT) is doing the off, although knowing the other members on the MDT team the MDT wheels won’t stop turning whatsoever. Secondly, Windows 8 went RTM, so there will be lots of deployment related blog posts being written by everyone. Then, a preview version Office 2013 was released :-0 !! Next up, Hotmail was given the boot in favour of Outlook.
All this was preceeded by news that Metallica are working on a new album - OK, so not deployment related news… nor news really at all as they are all old enough to collect a pension now (or should seriously consider doing). And finally, I almost broke my wrist on my mountain bike trying to ride a course that I could have easily managed 20 years ago – hence the delay in posting anything here; typing with one hand is rather tricky, and scripting is pretty much out whilst my wrist is strapped up
Now the only thing that could really top all this madness is if something truly whacky happened such as if someone burnt their house down by trying to dry their pants and socks in the microwave! Oh wait, hold on…
In the meantime (whilst my wrist heals and then I take 2 weeks of holiday in the sun!) I wanted to post one-handed about a new Microsoft whitepaper that’s been published. Titled “Mitigating Risk: Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea” you can probably gather which topic it is addressing. It’s amazing how many companies are still on Windows XP with no roadmap for moving off of it. I doubt this whitepaper will sway many people but it does give some food for thought.
You can get the whitepaper here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29883