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Still on the Windows 7 Beta? You need to move to the RC by 1st July
Starting July 1 st , the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1 st . Want to download the RC? . The RC download program closes August 15th. After that, you won’t be able to get the download, but you can still install the RC and get a key if you need one. (To get a key, just go to the...
24 Jun 2009
Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 3
Libraries: Libraries looked like an interesting feature from what I’d seen PDC’ers saying and they sure are great Libraries help bring together files of the same type, even if they’re in disparate locations. I’m a terrible On-PC filer (as my co-workers can attest) as I’m always creating new folders to...
6 Feb 2009
Windows for your Business blog
Thanks to Alex for pointing the Windows for your Business blog out to me There are several iterations of the blog - security, experience etc..but this is a good one for the productteam thoughts on planning, value, deployment
6 Mar 2009
Key responses to questions on support and feedback for Windows 7 beta
Is there technical support available for the Windows 7 Beta? No. Microsoft doesn’t offer technical support for pre-release software, including the Windows 7 Beta. But we’ve created a TechNet online forum where you can ask questions and get answers from other beta testers. How do I report a problem, or...
12 Jan 2009
Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable: Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)
Date: Thursday, June 18 Time: 11:00am Pacific Time Location: https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving...
8 Jun 2009
Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 4
Day 4 in the Windows 7 Diary: After talking about it at work, I decided that the “Show Desktop” feature must still be there just in a different place; thus tonight’s mission is to find it...let’s go! Oh, there it is! Bottom right of the screen at the end of the task bar, next to the clock-give it a little...
9 Feb 2009
Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 5 (the grand finale)
Huge thanks to Rich for all the time he put into this. Big thumbs up! Realised that I’m rolling with Anti-Virus protection at the minute, I should probably sort that out. I can choose from Norton, Kaspersky and AVG...Hmmm-I’m gonna go with AVG so let’s get downloading. Download and install went well...
10 Feb 2009
Download Windows 7 Release Candidate now
The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is now available to download for everyone, and is available until June 2009 to download. Download the RC So what’s new in the RC? Check out this video explaining some of the enhancements introduced since the Beta release. If you are considering deploying Windows...
5 May 2009
The results are in: TechNet Virtual Conference
The IT Manager track is coming along nicely. We have some excellent speakers that featured at TechEd EMEA 2008, as well as our very own IT Manager here at Microsoft UK. Whilst that is progressing, thanks to all of you that voted in the TechNet Virtual conference session poll for the technical track. ...
1 Apr 2009
Your Opinion Counts: How you helped changed Windows 7
Something we often get criticised for is that you take the time to give us feedback on beta products but then never really see any output from the effort you made. Which is why this blog post is so important – it outlines the amount of feedback given and what is actually being done as a result: Some...
7 Mar 2009
TechNet Conference goes Virtual on June 19th
The very first TechNet Virtual Conference will be going live on June 19 th 2009. It features a dedicated IT Management auditorium, including sessions on How IT will change over the next 10 years and Growing Business and Managing Costs from Microsoft UK's very own IT Manager, as well as sessions on Windows...
26 May 2009
Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 2
Here’s the next instalment from Rich’s Windows 7 diary: I’m in! Back from work so time to fire up the PC, let’s see how the boot process goes. Not too slow but no faster than my previous Vista install but I do like the fancy new Windows logo animation...small things J We’re in and it looks good, I do...
5 Feb 2009
Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person
Alex in my team has been tweeting about Windows 7 a fair amount since she made the leap herself last week and reached out to a few people to also share their experiences of Windows 7. And up tweeted Richard who in his own words is: I’m Northern and I’m Software Manager at MS VAR Bechtle Direct; helping...
4 Feb 2009
The Road to Windows 7
Having literally just upgraded from Windows 7 beta to RC, which was a thoroughly pain-free and easy experience. Microsoft IT ran some excellent “Installation Fairs” where they had people on hand to assist us through the process. What’s even better is that although we had to do a back-up (as back-up)...
3 Jun 2009
“Windows 7 Means You Can Start Migrating to Vista”
I saw this blog post on IT Business Edge . Its written by Paul Mah, who spent years as a system administrator and system analyst, and now shares his knowledge of everything from networking to operating systems as an instructor at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, and as a contributor to a number of...
4 Nov 2008
When and where can you get hold of Windows 7 RC?
If you have access to MSDN or TechNet Plus, you will be able to start downloading the Windows 7 RC from the 30th April, using your subscriber site . From 5th May everyone will be able to download via the customer preview program . As with the Beta, the Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is a broad...
1 May 2009
Tonight: Windows 7 Virtual Roundtable—To the Beta and Beyond
Thought I would blog about this as it’s in keeping with the Windows 7 theme for the week: Later today, February 12 th at 11:00am Pacific Time, Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts, including Microsoft Engineering and a panel of external subject matter experts...
12 Feb 2009
Microsoft Windows 7 Beta
Microsoft Windows 7 is designed to make everyday tasks faster and easier, and make new things possible for end users. When released to the market, Windows 7 delivers the fundamental performance, reliability and security features that people expect — and it is designed to be compatible with the same hardware...
9 Jan 2009
Have Your Say - TechNet Virtual Conference Content
TechNet UK will be launching a Virtual Conference in May. There is so much great content to cover but we can’t fit it all in, so we need you to vote on the proposed sessions and the sessions with the most votes will feature Vote Now Full session abstracts here: Building the Jetson’s Digital Lifestyle...
16 Mar 2009
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