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3-6-19

VITA is migrating end-user computing to latest technology this year

To all AITRs:

VITA is migrating end-user computing to newest technology this year

 

VITA and its end-user computing (EUC) supplier have several projects that will be worked throughout this year. These projects are focused on moving the end-user computing platform to the newest technology and providing the functionality desired by agencies.  

 

Window 7 migration – This effort will migrate all workstations (desktops, laptops and tablets) from the Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft has announced support for this operating system will end on Jan. 20, 2020. Each agency will need to identify project points of contacts, site points of contacts and adhere to agreed-upon migration schedules.

 

Windows 10 long-term service branch (LTSB) migration to semi-annual channel (SAC) – This effort will migrate workstations currently running LTSB to the SAC operating system. Specifics of this effort have not been determined; additional communications will be provided closer to the start date.

 

Windows 10 SAC onboarding – This effort will migrate the new version of windows 10 as the standard operating system for the enterprise. Each agency will need to identify project points of contact and testers, adhere to an agreed-upon testing schedule, provide approvals and participate in establishment of agency rollout strategy. Specifics of this effort have not been determined; additional communications will be provided closer to the start date.

 

The Windows 7 migration projects will be reviewed in more detail at the March 13 AITR meeting. Over the next couple of weeks, your business relationship manager (BRM) will reach out to you to identify the agency point of contact and set up a meeting to review actions and schedules with your team. In this meeting, your BRM will work with you to determine your agency’s requirements, scheduling of activities, understanding approaches being used with the migrations and any approvals that will be needed.

 

Additional agency-specific communications will be released over the next few months and throughout the project from your BRM on schedules, tester computer preparation, testing status and agency approvals.

 

If you have questions, please contact your BRM.