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Stephen Rose - Sr Community Manager - Windows Client IT Pro

May, 2009

  • Check me out on wsradio.com!

      I had the great pleasure to be a guest on Marsha Collier’s Computer and Technology Radio show last weekend to talk about Windows 7. We had a great chat from a consumer/prosumer point of view covering everything from Windows XP and upgrading to...
  • TechNet Widget

      We just launched a TechNet Widget. The widget will provide the latest content from TechNet on your blogs and might drive higher repeat traffic to your blogs or give yet another reason ( besides your blog) to visit on a more regular basis. The Widget...
  • List of Windows Key Shortcuts

    At TechEd I was talking about the Windows Key shortcuts so I thought I would post a somewhat complete list for you. Let me know if I missed any. Enjoy- Press this key To do this Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu. Windows logo key +Pause Display...
  • Windows 7 Beta Expiration Correction

    Over the weekend, some of you may have received an email from us reminding you that “the Windows 7 Beta expires on August 1st, 2009. In that email, we ask that if you are still on the Windows 7 Beta that you should consider moving to a “non-expired” copy...
  • What’s New In The Windows 7 RC- Part 2

    Wow…my What’s New in the Windows 7 RC Video is spreading like wildfire and has had almost 100k over 200k hits!. Check it out here: · http://vasudevg.blogspot.com/2009/05/whats-new-in-windows-7-rc-video.html · http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/05...
  • Want to learn what’s new in the Windows 7 RC

        I put together a video for the Springboard site on what some of the new features in the Windows 7 Release Candidate area. I thought I would also surface it up here as well.   Enjoy!
  • Understanding XP Mode

    After we announced Windows XP Mode, I sat down again with Jeremy Chapman at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas to find out what he thought about Windows XP Mode as a solution for solving application compatibility issues. Stephen Rose: Hi Jeremy...
  • Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release to Web

    Today we are pleased to pre-announce the Release to Web (RTW) of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  SP2, a combined service pack for both operating systems encapsulated in a single installer, will simplify deployment...
  • The Windows 7 Summit – In New York and Atlanta in June!

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will revolutionize the way we manage Windows environments. This is the greatest Windows platform, ever... Are you prepared? During a full day technical event you'll learn to master the new features, all presented by...
  • More Windows 7 Learning Materials

    I’m excited to announce that the Windows 7 Learning Portal is now live! This site is currently showcasing great IT Pro readiness content, including 7 Silverlight Learning Snacks , free sample chapters from upcoming MS Press Books , Learning Plans , links...
  • Download the Windows 7 Release Candidate

    We are pleased to announce that Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available for immediate download . The Windows 7 Ultimate is the Release Candidate edition; it will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions in English, French, Japanese, German, and...
  • Upcoming STEP Events

    Looking to learn more about Windows 7? Want to connect with IT pros like yourself? Here are some opportunities to do so:     John Baker – STEP member and Microsoft Evangelist GA, Alpharetta - June 11, 2009   1PM-5PM PA, Pittsburgh...
  • Greetings From TechEd 09!

    Just wanted to thank everyone who has stopped by the booth or attended one of my sessions to say hi! If you at TechEd and have not meet up with me, please, come by the Springboard booth and introduce yourself. Tell me that you read my blog and I throw...
  • Tech Ed 09- Where Will I Be? Where will you be?

            Looking to meet up at TechEd 09? Well, here is my TechEd Schedule. Feel free to email me to schedule some time to meet. See you in LA! Sunday- MVP Roundtable discussion – 1 – 5:30 @ the Windows 7 area Monday- At The Keynote...
  • What have I been doing at Teched 09 North America?

    I want to thank all of the IT Pros, MVPs, MCTs , ITEs, DEs and friends who took the time to meet with me this week. I had a great time talking about Springboard , TalkingAboutWindows and all the Win 7 resources we created and the opportunities for Windows...
  • Pirated Windows 7 leads to malware, botnet

    Is your copy of the Windows 7 RC a legitimate one? There have been articles in the Washington Post, eWeek and other outlets about infected, pirated copies of Windows 7 If you got your copy from a non Microsoft outlet, please download the RC from http...
  • More on Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode

    Want to learn more about using, installing and networking with the new version of Windows VPC and Windows XP Mode? We just published a Virtual PC Tips document here .   Topics include: Info for existing users of Microsoft Virtual PC Set up and Install...