Tonight: Windows 7 Virtual Roundtable—To the Beta and Beyond

Thought I would blog about this as it’s in keeping with the Windows 7 theme for the week: Later today, February 12th at 11:00am Pacific Time, Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts, including Microsoft Engineering and a panel of external subject matter experts, will engage in a live, virtual…

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Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 5 (the grand finale)

Huge thanks to Rich for all the time he put into this. Big thumbs up! Realised that I’m rolling with Anti-Virus protection at the minute, I should probably sort that out. I can choose from Norton, Kaspersky and AVG…Hmmm-I’m gonna go with AVG so let’s get downloading. Download and install went well-everything seems fine. OMG,…

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Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 4

Day 4 in the Windows 7 Diary: After talking about it at work, I decided that the “Show Desktop” feature must still be there just in a different place; thus tonight’s mission is to find it…let’s go! Oh, there it is! Bottom right of the screen at the end of the task bar, next to…

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Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 3

Libraries: Libraries looked like an interesting feature from what I’d seen PDC’ers saying and they sure are great Libraries help bring together files of the same type, even if they’re in disparate locations. I’m a terrible On-PC filer (as my co-workers can attest) as I’m always creating new folders to save things to and then…

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Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 2

Here’s the next instalment from Rich’s Windows 7 diary: I’m in! Back from work so time to fire up the PC, let’s see how the boot process goes. Not too slow but no faster than my previous Vista install but I do like the fancy new Windows logo animation…small things J We’re in and it…

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Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person

Alex in my team has been tweeting about Windows 7 a fair amount since she made the leap herself last week and reached out to a few people to also share their experiences of Windows 7. And up tweeted Richard who in his own words is: I’m Northern and I’m Software Manager at MS VAR…

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Key responses to questions on support and feedback for Windows 7 beta

Is there technical support available for the Windows 7 Beta? No. Microsoft doesn’t offer technical support for pre-release software, including the Windows 7 Beta. But we’ve created a TechNet online forum where you can ask questions and get answers from other beta testers. How do I report a problem, or tell Microsoft what I think…

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Microsoft Windows 7 Beta

Microsoft Windows 7 is designed to make everyday tasks faster and easier, and make new things possible for end users. When released to the market, Windows 7 delivers the fundamental performance, reliability and security features that people expect — and it is designed to be compatible with the same hardware, applications and device drivers as…

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“Windows 7 Means You Can Start Migrating to Vista”

I saw this blog post on IT Business Edge. Its written by Paul Mah, who spent years as a system administrator and system analyst, and now shares his knowledge of everything from networking to operating systems as an instructor at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, and as a contributor to a number of tech sites, including…

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