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Make scheduling your IT Environment check-up that much easier...

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 28-May-2015 16:30:00

Health and Data Protection durign a Windows Migration

Health and data protection are very important (see video here). The Health section of Lens provides an overview of the Saas Solutions and Environments in order to ensure regularity.  These tools allow you to monitor the IT environment's health for example, to determine future Office 365 service disruptions or planned maintenance before they happen.  

The following tools are available in Lens.

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Topics: Lens

How to Plan A Windows Server Migration: Part 2

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 21-May-2015 12:30:00

Planning a Windows Server Migration

In part one of this series (here) we discussed how Windows Server 2003's End Of Life is quickly approaching. Planning your Windows Server Migration requires tools to increase efficiency and quality of your migration project. Features of Lens specifically focus on server migration to assist in your organisations' inevitable transition. 

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens, Windows Server 2003

How to Plan A Windows Server Migration: Part 1

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 20-May-2015 10:30:00

Windows Server Migration Planning Tools...

As it is almost time to say goodbye to Windows Server 2003 (see more End of Life information hereorganisations are looking for the most cost effective and efficient way to update their systems. Planning is a large part of the migration process which is why here at Beyond Migration we have included planning tools as a part of Lens. 

Project Risks, ARID, Remediate, and Manage all make up tools within the Server Planning piece of Lens. During a Windows Migration, it is important to have the right tools in place in order to carry out your work as efficiently as possible. 

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens, Windows Server 2003

Windows Migration Management Tools

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 19-May-2015 10:30:00

How to manage OS End of Life during A Windows Migration

As a part of the Migration Management tools for windows (watch video here)Lens offers, OS End of Life, which proves to be a vital tool in highlighting servers and devices that have reached the end of their product life cycle. Raising awareness on the support covering your IT assets allows your organisation to efficiently plan their IT investments moving forward.  

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

How To Record Issues During A Windows Migration Project

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 15-May-2015 16:00:00


A deeper dive into tools for a windows migration project... 

As mentioned in our Remediation Overview, using a web-based portal such as Lens to keep track and review related technology and devices that may need attention prior to a migration can help avoid this problem and ensure all remediation work is visible to the migration team.The following tools are available iLens to assist in the remediation process of a Windows Migration project.  

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

Management Tools for a Windows Migration

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 13-May-2015 08:30:00

A look into your Windows Migration...

High level project management tools are categorised in order to maximise efficiency and planning for project leads and programme managers

Project Risks, Arid, Remediate, Manage, Model Mapping and OS End of Life make up a collection of project management tools in the Lens Planning Phase that can be used to perform asset management or platform migration planning.

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

How To Track Risks before a Windows Migration Project

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 12-May-2015 10:41:00

Implementing Lens across a number of computer systems, people, applications and servers means connecting to machine sources of information. In most Enterprise companies, gaining access, change control procedures and testing discovery takes time and management.

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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

Discovery: Windows Server Migration Tools Part 2

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 12-May-2015 08:00:00

As mentioned in part one of this blog series, Lens allows you to view your discovery data from many perspectives. 

Benefits of an organized overview of geographic locationsservers, tracked applications, operating systems and print centers include: 

  • Increased visibility on core information during tasks such as Windows Migration or Windows Server Migration 

  • Effective time management - as project management tools are built upon the discovery information 

  • Accurate risk assessment on potential End of Life ("EOL") Operating Systems or Applications.  

Depending on the Data Sources enabled, icons can readily be clicked on from the main Data Warehouse. The following are even more of the key insights that Lens can provide: 

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Topics: Office365, Windows Migration, Lens

Discovery: Windows Server Migration Tools Part 1

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 11-May-2015 18:30:00

Lens allows you to view your discovery data from many perspectives. For instance you can see end-users grouped by department and understand exactly what versions of operating systems is being used across your business.

This allows project teams to efficiently plan their time to carry out tasks, but also increases the confidence and strategy of the project as well, because you have full visibility prior to embarking on any change.

Benefits of an organized overview of users, departments and hardware include:

  • Increased visibility on core information during tasks such as Windows Migration or Windows Server Migration
  • Effective time management - as project management tools are built upon the discovery information
  • An up-to-date inventory that is always there when you need it
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Topics: Windows Migration, Lens

Planning your Migration Project Discovery

Posted by Alexxa Farrelly on 11-May-2015 18:00:00

Assess IT Assets before, during and after a Windows Migration

We wanted to provide a quick and cost effective way to keep track of IT assets and present them in a meaningful way. 

The ability to provide deep knowledge of the IT environment allows : 

  • Programme Managers to understand the status of a migration project 

  • Technical staff to see what exactly is running on their IT estate 

  • Professional Services teams to understand a client's IT environment better 

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Topics: Migration Projects, Windows Migration, Lens