Guide: Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z
I found the Microsoft document "Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z" by Jeremy Chapman, a senior product manager at Microsoft. In this guide is described how to perform an enterprise-scale desktop deployment project, starting with Windows XP and moving to Windows 7.
The contents include Migrating User Files and Settings from Windows XP to Windows 7, Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployment, Application Compatibility, Application Packaging, Choosing an Image Strategy and Building Windows 7 System Images, Quick History Lesson for System Imaging, Building Your Image,
Getting to Thin Images, Automating the Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 End-to-End, Automating the End-to-End Migration Process & a few Tricks for More Automation.