Over the past few months, I've had a large number of conversations with people from organisations across different sectors, some with tens of thousands of users, about Windows desktop migrations. There's one thing that unites them all. Every single one of them feels that the upcoming Windows 7 migration planning needs to be handled differently. Every single one of them thinks that they spent too long, too much money and caused too much business disruption with their previous desktop migration. In addition, not one of them is looking at Windows 7 as purely a desktop platform change. They are also looking to evaluate new desktop management tools, investigate virtualisation as a delivery platform, change standards, and refresh the hardware at the same time.