EITSD has begun the process of migrating ESD to Windows 7. As a part of this process, ESD employees will receive new NIPRNET desktops configured with Windows 7 and Office 2010. It will also involve moving users to the OSD domain.
Windows 7 and Office 2010 will both offer improved utilities, performance, reliability and security. Users will find managing multiple documents, navigating around the screen and finding applications much simpler in Windows 7. The new Office suite also simplifies tasks and integrates with communication tools to improve the user's ability to collaborate throughout OSD.
There are three stages to this process:
The migration itself consists of the staging of the new computers the night before. The following duty day, EITSD technicians will stop by each user’s desk to complete the configuration. If you have a government issued laptop, it will also be migrated. The migration is expected to happen sometime in November. Your old desktop will remain behind for two weeks in case anything was forgotten during the conversion process.
When the technicians show up to complete the configuration, you can not push them aside and tell them to come back. If they have to come back, it may not be for a while which means that you are going to basically be dead in the water until they can get back to you.
What you need to do to get ready for the migration
As soon as your new computer has been configured, test everything. Check the following:
Additionally, sign up for MS Office application specific training so you can become proficient sooner on the new Microsoft tools we will be using. Links to online training can be found in the left column of this web page or click here. (Note: Some users that tried to sign up for these IT classes prior to the migration were being turned away until after they’ve been migrated)
If you have any issues or concerns, please discuss with your branch chiefs who will in turn engage Mr. Lawson and bring it up to Mr. Larson.