The Proof of Concept Jumpstart is designed to assist an organization in implementing a Proof of Concept solution for deploying in a test environment to a limited number of clients. The Proof of Concept deploys Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013, Internet Explorer (IE) 11, and other packaged applications in a test environment and represents the leading desktop technologies, best practices, user testing, and architectures.

The Proof of Concept Jumpstart Solution consists of a set of repeatable services using a structured delivery framework. These deliverables and activities can include:

•Optimized desktop value overview and review of an economic justification report based on your environment.

–A series of workshops and demonstrations, including:

–Solution Definitions workshop covering Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Office 2010

–Application Virtualization

–Office deployment

–Image deployment

–Image creation

–Application compatibility

•Environment and hardware assessment of 5 machines, and file remediation on a maximum of 10 documents.

•Lab set-up, with demonstration of tools, including the following:

–Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

–System Center Configuration Manager

–Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)

–Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

–Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM)

–Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT)

•Generate assessment reports, review, and conduct rationalization for a selection of the applications within the assessed sample.

•Demonstrate and discuss remediation techniques.

•Create one image based on feedback collected within the workshops, using Microsoft Office 2010. You will have the option to include an Application Virtualization virtualized Office (pre-sequenced).

•Demonstrate user-state migration techniques.

•Deploy the image in the lab environment.

•Testing demonstrations focusing on validating the image and review of optimized desktop features.

•IT professional solution overview, including training resources available for optimized desktop features.

•Engagement closeout and Optimized Desktop proposal.