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Windows 7 Naming Announcement
It's official - the next version of the Windows operating system is going to be called Windows 7. As many of you are probably aware, since Microsoft began development of the next version of the Windows client operating system, we have been referring to it by a codename, "Windows 7." Today...
14 Oct 2008
IDC predicts Windows 7 channel windfall - 14 Jul 2009 - CRN
We thought you may find this article interesting. Written by Kayleigh Bateman from CRN, the article highlights a recent IDC report that states for every euro of Microsoft Windows 7 revenue in the UK, partners are set to reap €19.82 in additional services and products! IDC predicts Windows 7 channel windfall...
21 Jul 2009
What is the partner roadmap for Windows Vista® and Windows® 7?
Join Microsoft executives Rich Reynolds, General Manager of Windows Marketing, and Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group, as they discuss: Windows 7, the newest Windows operating system from Microsoft. Windows Vista and Windows 7 roadmap. Opportunities around Microsoft...
18 Oct 2008
Windows 7 Partner Readiness and Training Latest News
(Simply click on the links to find out more or register): Latest News: Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Mode for Partners: Webcast – May 18th We’ll share the value proposition of Windows 7 Professional for partners and dive a bit deeper into one of its key differentiating features...
18 May 2009
Engineering Windows 7 : Some Changes Since Beta for the RC
This may be of interest to those who have downloaded the Windows 7 beta and keen to hear how it is developing... Some Changes Since Beta for the RC We’ve been quite busy for the past two months or so working through all the feedback we’ve received on Windows 7. It should be no surprise...
11 Mar 2009
Windows 7 RC is now available!
We’re excited to announce the availability of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)*, a pre-release version of the next-generation operating system from Microsoft. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Beta testing period. Your feedback was invaluable in helping our engineering teams make...
30 Apr 2009
Join the Ask the Expert: Technical help for OEM & System Builders Live Meeting
On Wednesday 20th May 2009, between 16.00-16.45, Microsoft will be running an Ask the Expert: Windows 7 Technical help for OEM & System Builders . If you are interested register now but clicking on the link to attend.
15 May 2009
Windows 7 &Windows Server 2008 R2has RTM’d!
No doubt you have all heard the news – Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have reached the Released To Manufacturing (RTM) stage of the lifecycle. Here is a short video posted earlier about Windows 7 and the RTM sign-off put together by a Test Manager on Windows Live. Can you tell how excited...
23 Jul 2009
Windows 7 Partner Readiness July Update
Latest News: Updating Your Technology Knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 7 – 13 th August London This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with the new technologies in Windows 7 . £100 per delegate Windows 7 Application Compatibility Briefings...
22 Jul 2009
Window 7 - only a few days left to download the beta!
The Windows 7 beta is only available until the 10 th February to download, so get your copy now ! MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will continue to have access to the Windows 7 Beta bits throughout the Windows 7 Beta phase. The above dates do not apply to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. Product keys for the...
6 Feb 2009
Windows 7 Showcase Events – New Dates Available
Following the demand and success of our recent Windows 7 Showcase events, Microsoft will be running several more events that you may like to register for and attend. These showcase events are ideal for sales and technical roles. They are half day sessions which will explain how Windows 7 can be integrated...
30 Jun 2009
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Timelines
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Timelines Shared at Computex: Steve Guggenheimer’s anniversary keynote address at leading OEM conference highlights partner opportunities with upcoming Microsoft innovations. TAIPEI, Taiwan — June 3, 2009 — Today during a keynote address at Computex 2009 in Taipei...
10 Jun 2009
Download for Windows 7 beta - extended time
Just to let you all know, the download for Windows 7 Customer Preview Program beta has now been extended to the 10th February. Time is running out so don't miss out! If you want to try the Windows 7 Beta, be sure to register and download within the next few days. Learn about Windows 7 Beta Test...
3 Feb 2009
Windows 7 Videos
Have you seen the Windows 7 videos on our Technet site ? Its a great collection of videos which will help you learn more about Windows 7. Topics include: 1. Introduction to Windows 7 2. The Windows 7 User Experience 3. Windows Enterprise 4. Deploying Windows 7 and Windows Vista 5. Windows 7 IT Productivity...
30 Jul 2009
Microsoft SMB Community Blog: Have you seen the online Windows 7 Feature Walkthroughs?
We saw this post on Eric Ligmann’s Microsoft SMB Community blog and thought it very useful… Since yesterday, the buzz around Windows 7 RTMing and the availability for Partners and Customers has been seen everywhere and people have now been talking for months about many of the new features and enablers...
28 Jul 2009
Check out SBSC Partner’s Windows 7 Video case study
We had to highlight this Windows 7 Video case study from UK SBSC partner, Netlink IT. This video is focused around Netlink IT and it's client, The Health & Safety Partnership, on how Windows 7 Professional has made an impact on their businesses. Many thanks to Richard Tubb from Netlink IT for rolling...
15 Jul 2009
Windows 7 + You = Success: What's Your Story?
The Windows Commercial Marketing Team has launched a Windows 7 partner video contest and invites you to participate. Windows wants to hear about your experience with Windows 7 RC, why it excites you, and the opportunities it opens for you and your business. We invite you to showcase your Windows 7 RC...
27 May 2009
Windows 7 Beta has now arrived!
Today’s economy is driving an even greater need for your customers to retain a competitive edge. Windows 7 represents a significant opportunity to grow revenue for your solution services as you help customers reduce costs and increase IT business value. With Windows 7, customers can immediately...
12 Jan 2009
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