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    My gut feeling is that the cycle period for the OS has just been compressed. On one side Win 8 will come armed to the teeth with features like MED V, APP V and MS Desktop Optimization for compatibility. The other end they are looking at Hyper V 3.0 Powershell 3.0 and RD Services in the Virtualization segment (not to speak about SCCM2012)
    This is an obvious move to hit back at the competitors and I dont think enterprises will be able to hold out too long. I give it a maximum 3-4 years compared to the last few iterations of MS Technologies this time the turnaround will be faster.
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    In the short term, I don't think you'll see much action with regards to Windows 8 in the Enterprise. I would say that at least 50% of the enterprise clients I work with use Windows XP. In all cases they are intending to upgrade to Windows 7 (within a year).

    Where I see Windows 8 being strong is in the MS Tablet market. I believe that the MS Tablet will do quite well. My reasoning is that you can attach this thing do your domain so remote access, software management, etc are all quite easy. WAY easier than iPad. In the future using DirectAccess, I can see the tablet really having an impact in business.

    For the time being it'll be a consumer thing. I've used Win 8, and I seriously have to wonder what MS is thinking. Consumers aren't fans of interface changes. They like stuff to stay the same & that's just good business. Why oh why MS made changes like they did, I have no idea.

    That said, I like the Metro interface in the world of touch screens. I'd even consider buying a tablet just to see what it could do. I think it'll take a while to get some traction.
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    To be fairly honest, I think having the Windows 7 certifications would be more beneficial because it is being widely implemented by companies around the world and my opinion on Windows 8, is that it is too fairy for the business world.

    Overall I would go for the Windows 7 certs
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    I agree with antielvis about win 8 and the tablet market, In fact in some way I believe the whole reason windows launched win 8 this soon was because of the effect it would have in the tablet market. In my opinion that really where win 8 line in the sand, ends. Form all other point of view I seeing more of a disadvantage than anything else when it comes to win 8. I plan on still learning it, but simple form an administrative point of view. I think I will focus most on completing my win 7 70-680 exams. I personal don’t like win 8 and will not be using it.
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    wow...really lovely thread and responses. i've been pondering on same for weeks now but this has made things clearer. I'll be going for win 7 exam

    U guys are right by the way....the enterprise environment will prolly take a while before upgrading to this OS. Mine just migrated to Win 7 less than a year ago. Some XP/Vista still around too

    i dont know if it also friendly enough for the layman user that's all about icons and start button. lotta brain cracking needed
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    #31
    I tend to avoid the "even" releases of MS after 2k.

    2k, XP, Windows 7 = Great.
    ME, Vista, Windows 8 = Not so much.

    That said, if you go for Windows 7, why not take the 1 exam upgrade to cover your bases? I agree with both antielvis and rejaz, Windows 8 will not be mainstream for businesses unless the tablets take off. Starting with the Windows 7 exams and moving up to the Windows 8 upgrade can't hurt. That is my plan, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    I did the 5 Vista exams and we all know how long Vista lasted. As I see it I'm going to go a different route... I skipped the Windows 7 exams and as the future is 'here' in a few weeks I'm heading straight for the Windows 8 exams.
    It seems to me that you took a bad decision going for vista. Now you skipped windows 7, another bad decision, and now you want to go straight to windows 8, another bad decision. You're funny lol
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