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Windows 7: Windows 7 Cuts Costs 20%, Microsoft Claims


15 Sep 2009   #1

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Windows 7 Cuts Costs 20%, Microsoft Claims

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Windows 7's stability, user friendliness, and remote management capabilities mean organizations that install the OS on their workers' personal computers can cut PC support costs by up to 20%, Microsoft said Monday.



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Microsoft also claimed that, based on early user feedback, Windows 7 can save companies $70 to $160 per PC in support costs and up to two hours per machine in support time annually.
Additionally, Windows 7's energy efficiency means enterprises can save about $50 per PC in annual electricity costs.

"Companies are realizing power savings with Windows 7 that add to the direct savings in IT labor," said Windows senior product manager Gavriella Schuster, in a blog post Monday. "We are happy to see so much excitement from early Windows 7 adopters, showing the real value Windows 7 provides enterprises," said Schuster.

Early adopters surveyed by Microsoft include the City of Miami, Getronics, and UK professional services firm Baker Tilly.

Schuster did not state whether the calculated savings were arrived at by comparing Windows 7 to Windows Vista, which has a reputation for being finicky and trouble-prone, or the more mature Windows XP operating system.

Also Monday, Microsoft said it plans to release a set of tools in late October designed to help enterprises deploy Windows 7.

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009, R2 features several components that aim to support advanced deployment strategies such as remote desktop imaging and virtualization. MDOP 2009, R2 will be available to Microsoft's corporate software subscribers, as well as MSDN and TechNet members.

Windows 7 is already available to many enterprise users, and will roll out to the public on Oct. 22nd.

The full version of Windows 7 Home Premium is priced at $199, with an upgrade from Vista or XP costing $119. The full version of Windows 7 Professional is $299, with upgrades going for $199. Windows 7 Ultimate is priced at $319, with the upgrade version at $219.

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15 Sep 2009   #2

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I Wonder If This Is True Or Not?
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15 Sep 2009   #3

 

It is true that MS said what they said. MS did not say what the values were based on. In comparison to what?

Nonetheless, I can see how support needs would reduce, also the power savings.
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15 Sep 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It is true that MS said what they said. MS did not say what the values were based on. In comparison to what?

Nonetheless, I can see how support needs would reduce, also the power savings.
One thing to compare would be the threads made on issues here and the threads made on issues (rising gradually each day) at Vistax64. Now this isn't a representation of the population but an analysis of a sample can still be deduced. Also note I am not talking about the number of threads...I am talking about the span of how quickly issues arrise and are reported in such threads
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15 Sep 2009   #5

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What Do You mean?
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15 Sep 2009   #6
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We'll see. They have to have some sales pitch along the "Customer Value" line. And as compared to Vista, they may even be right. Problem is that most corporate customers are still sitting on extremely stable XP systems. And against those environments, this will be a hard sell. Any migration will at first incur a lot of extra cost because the users do not want to change and learn new stuff. The IT departments will have their hands full.
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15 Sep 2009   #7

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Yeah So Are Most Schools, My School Still Uses XP.
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15 Sep 2009   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
What Do You mean?
Well...I am trying to conceptualize a small figure of the support claims in regards to Windows Vista vs. Windows 7. Note that this analysis is premature due to Windows 7 not being released yet. If I had to guess I would say that support threads will rise by at least 50% when the inflow arrives but this figure will still be smaller compared to Windows Vista
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15 Sep 2009   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
What Do You mean?
Well...I am trying to conceptualize a small figure of the support claims in regards to Windows Vista vs. Windows 7. Note that this analysis is premature due to Windows 7 not being released yet. If I had to guess I would say that support threads will rise by at least 50% when the inflow arrives but this figure will still be smaller compared to Windows Vista
Oh.
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15 Sep 2009   #10

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Probably most companys/institutes that go to Windows 7 will be ones that purchase all new systems at first. Eventually the old ones will get to 7, one way or another. Especially when the software that runs their companies stops working on XP because it's too old.

I'm expecting my university to go to Windows 7 in a year or two when they upgrade their computer systems.
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