Originally Posted by Celticsfan
Mak, Just curious as to why you think most companies are using 2008 already? Most companies I have worked for wait a year or 2 before they convert over to a newer OS.
A lot of larger companies, like the one I work for, will buy 2008 regardless. Why? Because the amount of servers and AD forests to upgrade is amazing. So, they do the actual upgrade in steps. They will upgrade prod servers with a functional layer of 2008 AD, let's say. Then they will test that for a week and then try another layer. By the time you add up ALL the time it takes to upgrade everything fully to 2008, a year has gone by. Sometimes 2 years because companies want to fit in a certain number of license purchases in certain periods of certain fiscal years. Not to mention that you basically want to do this 2 times! Test(Dev) and then Prod. So, you are upgrading 2 times, testing 2 times, etc. If you are a large company with a huge '03 backbone, you are going to upgrade to 2008 ... more than likely. So, before Microsoft starts breathing down your neck with "EoL jib-jab", you may as well start to upgrade as it comes out.