Still on the Windows 7 Beta? You need to move to the RC by 1st July

Starting July 1st, the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1st. Want to download the RC? . The RC download program closes August 15th. After that, you won’t be able to get the download, but you can still install the RC and get a key if you need one. (To…


Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable: Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)

Date: Thursday, June 18 Time: 11:00am Pacific Time Location: Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving from Windows Vista, but also for those coming from Windows XP. Join us to…


The Road to Windows 7

Having literally just upgraded from Windows 7 beta to RC, which was a thoroughly pain-free and easy experience. Microsoft IT ran some excellent “Installation Fairs” where they had people on hand to assist us through the process. What’s even better is that although we had to do a back-up (as back-up) the actual installation was…


TechNet Conference goes Virtual on June 19th

The very first TechNet Virtual Conference will be going live on June 19th 2009. It features a dedicated IT Management auditorium, including sessions on How IT will change over the next 10 years and Growing Business and Managing Costs from Microsoft UK’s very own IT Manager, as well as sessions on Windows 7 and other…


Download Windows 7 Release Candidate now

The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is now available to download for everyone, and is available until June 2009 to download. Download the RC So what’s new in the RC?  Check out this video explaining some of the enhancements introduced since the Beta release. If you are considering deploying Windows 7 in an enterprise, try…


When and where can you get hold of Windows 7 RC?

If you have access to MSDN or TechNet Plus, you will be able to start downloading the Windows 7 RC from the 30th April, using your subscriber site. From 5th May everyone will be able to download via the customer preview program. As with the Beta, the Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is a…


The results are in: TechNet Virtual Conference

The IT Manager track is coming along nicely. We have some excellent speakers that featured at TechEd EMEA 2008, as well as our very own IT Manager here at Microsoft UK. Whilst that is progressing, thanks to all of you that voted in the TechNet Virtual conference session poll for the technical track.  We have…


Have Your Say – TechNet Virtual Conference Content

TechNet UK will be launching a Virtual Conference in May. There is so much great content to cover but we can’t fit it all in, so we need you to vote on the proposed sessions and the sessions with the most votes will feature Vote Now Full session abstracts here: Building the Jetson’s Digital Lifestyle…


Your Opinion Counts: How you helped changed Windows 7

Something we often get criticised for is that you take the time to give us feedback on beta products but then never really see any output from the effort you made. Which is why this blog post is so important – it outlines the amount of feedback given and what is actually being done as…


Windows for your Business blog

Thanks to Alex for pointing the Windows for your Business blog out to me There are several iterations of the blog – security, experience etc..but this is a good one for the productteam thoughts on planning, value, deployment