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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Live, eh?

    Want a chance to learn more about Windows 7? What about RTM, Direct Access, AppLocker, Mobility, BranchCache? Then you won’t want to miss this opportunity. I will be in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary speaking to IT pros on Windows 7. Bring your friends, come with your questions and most of all, come...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Activation and Validation in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    6/26/09- 11:00am PT Duration: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm Title: TechNet Webcast: Understanding Activation and Validation in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032418316&Culture=en-US 300 Level Abstract: Learn how volume activation supports new...
  • Blog Post: The Windows 7 RC is AVAILABLE!

    We are pleased to announce that Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available for immediate download to our TechNet+ and MSDN+ subscribers. If you’re not a TechNet+ subscriber, please click here to learn about the benefits of becoming one. Windows 7 RC will be made available to the general public on...
  • Blog Post: 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 has integration built into Social networking...
  • Blog Post: Want to win a free copy of Windows 7 ultimate and a Windows 7 T-shirt?

    Want a chance to win a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate when it becomes available in Oct? How about a cool Windows 7 T-shirt? Fill out this quick survey for a chance to win. Hurry, survey closes early next week. Click here to get to the survey:  http://is.gd/Z2Te
  • Blog Post: Free Copy of SNAGit From TechSMITH

    TechSmith offering a free licensed copy of SnagIT 7.2.5 through their web site. This offer is valid till 5 June 2009. This version of SnagIt is not compatible with Windows Vista . Please register below to receive your software key. As a registered user, you automatically qualify for upgrade pricing to...
  • Blog Post: 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 - June 17, 2009   1PM-5PM PA, Malvern - ...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable Windows 7 Application Compatibility Part 2: Virtualization with your host Mark Russinovich

    Date: Thursday, September 24 Time: 9:00am Pacific Time https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard Hear Mark Russinovich, Chris Jackson, Jeremy Chapman and our panel of experts chat about how virtualization tools can help you with application compatibility concerns whether you’re migrating from Windows...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows 7 IT pro beta class offered

    Microsoft Learning has recently completed the beta version of a Windows 7 Instructor-led training course for IT Professionals entitled “Installing and Configuring Windows® 7 Client” http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Course.aspx?ID=6292A&Locale=en-us In an attempt to attain feedback on the course...
  • Blog Post: Windows® 7 and Server 2008 R2 is here. Join the events and the conversation

    Windows® 7 and Server 2008 R2 is here —Join the events and the conversation There are approximately 1500 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 live and virtual events happening worldwide in just the next few months - and now you have one place where you can find them all: TalkingAboutWindows.com is your...
  • Blog Post: Take the first Windows 7 Beta Exam Free!

    You are invited to take beta exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is...
  • Blog Post: 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 to clinics/HOLs and more. This page can be found...
  • Blog Post: Get ready to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta 2

    The Windows ® 7 and Windows Server ® 2008 R2 launches are just around the corner. As you prepare to deploy these operating systems, get a jump start with Microsoft ® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 2. Leverage this Solution Accelerator to achieve efficient, cost-effective deployment of Windows 7 and...
  • Blog Post: Align IT Canada Podcast on Windows 7

    Click the image below to hear a webcast I did for Align IT in Canada on Windows 7. Special thanks for my interviewer Ruth Morton.
  • Blog Post: NEW BETA EXAMS AVAILABLE

    Two new Beta exams for all of you to try! 71-685: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician Availability Public Registration begins: September 14, 2009 Beta exam period runs: September 14, 2009- October 16, 2009 Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam...
  • Blog Post: 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 backups and desktop management. If you have not listened...
  • Blog Post: Are Your PCs Ready for Windows 7?

    When planning for migration to Windows 7, specific knowledge about each computer on the network and its readiness for migration is essential. Manually conducting a detailed network inventory is time consuming and costly; and existing assessment management tools typically require software agent installation...
  • Blog Post: More Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Online Videos available

    Looking for more information on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. Check out these very cool training and demonstration videos   Windows 7 Feature Overview Windows 7 Feature Overview Introducing DirectAccess Using Search Federation Using Windows PowerShell 2.0 Configuring AppLocker Troubleshooting Windows...