Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Windows 7 Could Mean Lots of New Hardware

The recession, along with the mixed bag that is Vista, didn't exactly inspire PC sales. But Microsoft expects all that to change with Windows 7, as IT may finally get to indulge in the sometimes long-put-off PC refreshes.

Fortunately, you don't always need a new machine for Windows 7. Many older systems that run XP can do just as well with 7. New machines, though, are often the best and cleanest way to upgrade. And with prices as low as they are, new machines don't have to be a deal-breaker.

The PC refresh comments came from Microsoft's Neil Holloway, who was grilled by analysts in London recently. Holloway was less bullish on servers; because so many of you consolidate servers through virtualization, demand for hardware is down some 20 percent. That's good news for IT, bad news for IBM, HP and Dell!

Is a new machine the best upgrade and are PCs as affordable as I suggest? Are you buying fewer servers because of consolidation? Fire up the PC of your choice and send answers to [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/03/2009 at 1:17 PM


Featured

  • Basic Authentication Extended to 2H 2021 for Exchange Online Users

    Microsoft is now planning to disable Basic Authentication use with its Exchange Online service sometime in the "second half of 2021," according to a Friday announcement.

  • Microsoft Offers Endpoint Configuration Manager Advice for Keeping Remote Clients Patched

    Microsoft this week offered advice for organizations using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager with remote Windows systems that need to get patched, and it also announced Update 2002.

  • Azure Edge Zones Hit Preview

    Azure Edge Zones, a new edge computing technology from Microsoft designed to enable new scenarios for developers and partners, emerged as a preview release this week.

  • Microsoft Shifts 2020 Events To Be Online Only

    Microsoft is shifting its big events this year to be online only, including Ignite 2020.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.