Migrating to and Managing a Modern Desktop at the Vancouver Lookout

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Windows XP End of Support – Migrating to a Modern Desktop

Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014. This means there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, or online technical content updates. In addition there will be security and compliance risks and software vendors and hardware manufacturers are unlikely to support Windows XP. If your organization has not started the migration to a modern desktop, you need to start planning.

Rather than focus on the risks of not migrating from Windows XP, this event will highlight the benefits of a more modern OS and will present migration considerations and scenarios that illustrate the ways to ease the deployment and management of Windows and Office products and technologies.

Find out how Softlanding and SoftwareONE can help you develop a desktop deployment plan to migrate to a more modern OS leveraging Microsoft best practices and funding that may already be available to you.


  • 9:15-9:30 – Sign-in and Networking
  • 9:30-9:45 – Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:45 – 10:30 – Session 1: Enabling a Flexible Workstyle with Intelligent Infrastructure – Speaker: Kalvin Falconar, Microsoft Technology Solution Professional, Microsoft Canada
  • 10:30 – 10:45 - Break
  • 10:45 – 11:30 – Session 2: Desktop Deployment and Migration Planning – Speaker: Senior Migration Consultant, Softlanding Network Solutions
  • 11:30 – 1PM – Lunch and Networking

Session Synopsis

Enabling a Flexible Workstyle with Intelligent Infrastructure

Although many organizations are still running Windows XP there has been an explosion of computing technologies around us. Migrating PC’s to a more modern OS and productivity tools offers many benefits in terms of performance, manageability, security and reliability, however continuing to stay current is major problem for many organizations. Keeping up with speed of Consumerization, the introduction of rapid innovation, staying ahead of the curve and reducing disruptions to business is key. In our session we will explore the benefits and risks associated with supporting greater mobility, working on the road, working from home, and other scenarios that demand management agility.

Speaker Bio:

Microsoft Technology Solution Professional, Microsoft Canada
Mr. Falconar is an information technology specialist with 27-years of experience working with clients across North America. In December of 2010 he took on the responsibility of helping optimize the management and modernization of end-user computing devices for enterprise customers in Western Canada. Microsoft Windows, Desktop Optimization, Desktop Virtualization, Mobile Devices and System Center Client Management are the key productivity enablers that he is focused on.
Kalvin is a graduate of Architecture, Certified in Project Management and ITIL, a Lean Six Sigma practitioner, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he is married with two children, plays men’s league soccer and is an avid downhill skier.

Session Synopsis

Desktop Deployment and Migration Planning

You know you need to migrate from Windows XP but… are you concerned about lost user productivity, overloading internal IT support staff, application compatibility, lost data and the challenges associated with migrating to and supporting multiple desktop and mobile device platforms across many offices? If so you’re not alone! This session will highlight the options and opportunities associated with a properly planned and executed small to large scale desktop migration initiative including the fundamental analysis, planning, technical procedures and automation tools available to deploy Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 7 or 8 across your organization while protecting your data. We will also provide details on Softlanding’s Desktop Deployment Planning Offerings.

For more info, please contact:

Martin Evers
Account Executive, Professional Services
(604) 697-6768

April 10th, 2013

9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Harbour Centre - Vancouver Lookout
555 W Hastings, 20th floor


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