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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Release Candidate soon available

    You might already have seen the announcement but I’ve been away for a few days so for me this was news! On Thursday (US time so late Thursday in Asia) the Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be available for all MSDN and TechNet Subscribers and the rest of you will have to wait until May 5th (also US...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows 7 Learning resources

    MS Learning has come up with a lot of free Learning assets for Windows 7. First you have Learning Snacks; short, interactive presentations with animations and demos. For more deeper understanding I recommend eLearning and there are three free courses available now for IT Pros, Developers and Consumers...
  • Blog Post: New videos on Talking About Windows

    I’ve been on vacation so my blog has been more or less dead for some time but now I’m back so expect some updates! First, I saw that Talking About Windows has published a lot more videos than before, among them one with Mikael Nystrom, a Swedish MVP I know well from my time in Microsoft Sweden. He talks...
  • Blog Post: Talking About Windows

    Talking About Windows is a new site with lots of videos about Windows 7, both available for streaming and download. Meet people in the Windows product team at Microsoft, like Mark Russinovich talking about things like security but also hear from IT Pros in the community, like Doug Miller , and why he...
  • Blog Post: General availability of Windows 7 Beta soon to end – hurry!

      If you haven’t downloaded the Windows 7 Beta yet, make sure you do so now. The public Beta program will shut down starting on February 10th. Millions of people worldwide have already downloaded and we knew from the beginning that the program would not be unlimited. From tomorrow you will not be...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 90 Day Trial available

    Keen to try out Windows 7 now when it’s ready? Now you can download a 90 day trial of Windows 7 to play around with so you’re fully prepared and ready by the end of October when it will be available for everyone to buy. For those of you with a TechNet Subscription, I hope you know you can already get...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Guide

    I found this very good guide on how to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. It include videos and clickable flow chart diagram such as this one:
  • Blog Post: Get Windows 7 now!

    Now you can finally get your hand on your own copy of Windows 7 . There has been Launch activities going on around the world and soon they will come to you. Until then, you can download a 90-Day Trial version , attend the Virtual Launch Events or check out all the Windows 7 content on TechNet EDGE
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta will expire on July 1st, move to RC now!

    Are you still on Windows 7 Beta? Then it’s time to move to the Release Candidate since the Beta will expire on August 1st. But already next week on July 1st you will experience issues since the OS will start rebooting every 2 hours. You can download Windows 7 RC here and give us your feedback via input...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Roundtable

    Last month it was time for one more Springboard Roundtable, this time focusing on Windows 7. Mark Russinovich talks about benefits, features and how to deploy Windows 7 together with a number of external industry experts, MVP’s and Microsoft people. Check the video online or download it here The panel...
  • Blog Post: Videos on Deploying Windows 7 from Windows XP

    I just found out about a great resource for all of you planning Deployment projects; Jay Paloma ’s “ Video Series: Deploying Windows 7 from Windows XP ”. Jay has recorded 7 videos covering WinPE, WAIK, MDT and other tools that you should use for your deployment to be smooth. You’ll find it all on his...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Application Compatibility list for IT Pros

    Do you want to know what applications are compatible with Windows 7, which ones are not and which ones you need updates for? You can now download a list with the products that have met the Windows 7 Logo Program testing. Since this changes constantly, you can always get the latest information on the...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 will be released on October 22nd

    Now it’s official, the date when you will be able to buy Windows 7 in stores. Mark your calendar with October 22nd, that’s when it all begins :-) Read the full announcement on the Windows Blog . Windows Server 2008 R2 will also be available on this day, that announcement was made on the Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility Round Table on demand

    Last week the Springboard team did one of their Virtual Roundtables with Mark Russinovich, this time about Application Compatibility. Below you can see a short version of it and you can download the full one here . All questions and answers will be posted on the Springboard Blog . There is also a new...
  • Blog Post: BitLocker in Windows 7

    In Windows vista we introduced BitLocker as our hard drive encryption mechanism. In Windows 7 you also get the possibility to encrypt USB memory stocks so your information on them is protected. With group policy you will also be able to force users to encrypt their USB keys to be able to write to them...
  • Blog Post: Installing Windows 7 from a USB stick

    You have to check this video that Dennis posted on TechNet EDGE . He shows you how to install Windows 7 on a netbook without a DVD drive by preparing a bootable USB stick. Download Windows 7 Beta here
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 has now reached RTM status

    So what does this mean? RTM (Release To Manufacturing) means that it’s time for our OEM partners to get their PCs ready, for software development partners to test their new applications, and for hardware vendors to ready their hardware. On the Windows 7 Team Blog you can find out what it means for you...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7

    OK, so I'm back again from maternity leave :-) I don't really know where to start since so much happened while I was away but clearly one of the big things was the announcement of Windows 7 last week at PDC. I haven't yet had the chance to install the preview build myself but will try later this week...
  • Blog Post: Why Philippines Loves Windows 7!

    Check out more videos from Asia on my new I Love Windows 7 blog
  • Blog Post: Still running the Windows 7 RC? Expiration is getting closer…

    On March 1st, the Release Candidate of Windows 7 will start to shut down every two hours until the expiration date June 1st. If you’re still not ready to move to a released version of Windows 7 you can install the 90-day trial . We recommend a clean install to replace the Release Candidate. Check of...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta is available for download now!

    Hurry, hurry! The Beta for Windows 7 in now available for download for everyone until January 24th. After that the Beta program will be limited in some way but we're not yet sure how. If you have a TechNet Subscription you will always be sure to get a copy even with a limitation in number. For more information...
  • Blog Post: Join us in the Virtual Launch for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010

    As for some of our recent product launches we will have a Virtual Launch for Windows 7 , Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 . On September 29th US time, this will kick off with a keynote session by Steve Ballmer. The session will of course be available on demand afterwards and followed by...
  • Blog Post: Enhancing Security and Control with Windows 7 – two Live Meetings next week

    On Monday and Thursday next week, my colleague from Australia, Jeff Alexander , will do two Live Meetings covering Windows 7’s core platform security improvements, securing anywhere access, data protection, and protecting desktop users. He describes it like this: “ We will be discussing User Account...