by Ron Grattopp…the fact the Windows 7 was a year old yesterday isn’t breaking news but as I ran across some other blogs on the subject, I thought of something that I felt was worthy of a post of my own. Even though Windows 7 has been a critical success and is breaking records for new OS adoption literally every day, I know that my readers (partners and distributors) are the ones having to sell it to their customers and so I wanted to note some things about Windows 7 that I’m hoping you already know, but if not perhaps they can be useful to you as you have those all-important customer conversations about upgrading and deploying Windows 7 in your customers’ businesses.
First let me point you to the Blogging Windows Blog (by Brandon LeBlanc), where he marked the anniversary with a great post on 10/21 (the actual anniversary date was 10/22 if you happen to care). He starts out with some interesting stats and also highlights something called Windows Product Scout that was just announced on the same Windows Blog the day before (I’ll let you find out more about it on that link vs talking about it in this post). But the thing that prompted me to do this additional post was the rest of the article where he shares his “7 lists of favorite Windows 7 highlights”. It occurred to me that Brandon’s list (or lists) could be a great sales tool for you, so please read his post to see if some of this might be useful in your Windows 7 customer conversations.
Here’s an overview of some of Brandon’s lists that I think you might be interested in:
So hopefully you’ll find something useful in there that can help you get your customers using Windows 7, AND I wanted to do this post to also share my own list of 7 favorite Windows 7 features that I hope you know about, but again, if not, then you’ve actually learned something new (and useful) about Windows 7.
RON’S 7 FAVORITE WINDOWS 7 FEATURES: (and, btw, one of them is not new/unique to Windows 7)
OK, so that’s my 7 best feature list and it doesn’t even include “aero snap” or Home Groups. Hope you found some of this interesting and useful.
Windows 7 is my life.......i love win 7
The snipping tool is a great tool, love it
Enhanced Search is probably the most useful thing in the list for me.