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  • Blog Post: Slow news day at InformationWeek results in dumb Windows 7 article

    Paul McDougall should be ashamed of himself.  Basically he creates an article and ambiguous headline about the fact that Georgetown University doesn’t want Windows 7 Beta installed on school-owned computers. Duh! He’s getting pummeled in the comments, and rightly so – this was just grade-school...
  • Blog Post: Interested in Windows 7? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

    The Windows Blog has some great information for those of you just chomping at the bit to install Windows 7.  On January 9th, the Windows 7 Beta will be available for Windows enthusiasts to download via the Windows 7 page on Windows.com. The Windows 7 Beta is going to be available download-only ...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading from Win7 Beta

    Recent blog articles have discussed whether or not you can upgrade from the Win7 Beta, including one today from ZDNet pointing this out. In fact, our own Windows 7 Engineering blog offers a workaround to this, but I highly suggest that Enterprise IT understand that, while it’s a cool hack, it’s a hack...
  • Blog Post: Why Windows Vista SP1 Matters In A [New] Windows 7 World

    This week, Microsoft is making a big push to the consumer in building Windows 7 awareness and excitement.  Friday, the public will be able to download the beta version and begin their own evaluation, through August 1 st .  Following on the heels of a successful PDC, it should be obvious to...
  • Blog Post: A New Laptop Hunters Video – Why I Like Them

    Another good ad pointing out the obvious.  It’s been interesting reading the blogs and comments, which are mostly positive.  What surprises me is how well the ads portray the decisions every consumer has to make: I have specific needs and a finite budget, how can I get the most for my money...
  • Blog Post: Gartner: Don't Wait for Windows 7 SP1

    Michael Silver has come out with an analysis that already has the blogsphere buzzing with even more excitement about Windows 7.  In it, he proclaims that “The first Service Pack for Windows 7 is not necessary for the operating system's stability and security readiness.”  He also states what...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Best Practices for Windows 7 Migrations Using MDOP

    I've known Liz Eversoll for many years, and am very pleased to see that she is presenting on this topic. Well worth your time if you are looking for best practices in leveraging Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for your Windows 7 migration. Best Practices for Windows 7 Migrations Using Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: You Like Us! You Really Like Us! Windows 7 Beta Cap Lifted

    Last week, I jokingly asked that we take down the internet with all of the requests for Windows 7 beta.  Well, that didn’t quite happen, but the interest has been tremendous to the point that we’ve dug deep and opened the pipe beyond the 2.5M limit we’d imposed.  Wow. You can read the official...
  • Blog Post: Deploy Windows Vista or Wait for Windows 7?

    Hey! Have you heard of Windows 7?  LOL.  Yeah, even my 13yr old is quizzing me on the date.  Which is kinda funny, seeing that he’s the IT guy in the house .  Well, Windows 7 is on the minds of our customers and Partners; I’m sure that most (all) of you are running the Beta too on...