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Windows 7 Beta: You Said it.. We heard it.

Windows 7.  One better than Windows 6.



Yeah.. i know its been a long time i blogged.. I am not keeping well these days.. with a really busy schedule.. Actually not keeping pace with the changes in life and weather in Bangalore. smile_sick

So thats me..So how’ve u been??smile_regular

Today i am posting a really exciting news..

Microsoft’s Windows 7 Team is working hard to review and correcting and implementing those feedback which you have sent for Windows 7 Beta.

Here is a Post from Microsoft Windows 7 Engineering Team which has mentioned some changes to Windows 7 which will show up in RC1 ( Release Candidate 1).

To name a Few changes:

Desktop Experience

  1. Windows Flip (ALT + TAB) with Aero Peek.
  2. Windows Logo + <#> keyboard shortcut
  3. Needy State
  4. Taskbar “Open With”
  5. Taskbar scaling
  6. Anchoring taskbar thumbnails
  7. Newly installed programs
  8. Jump List length
  9. Increased pinning flexibility with Jump List
  10. Desktop icon and gadget view options

Color Hot-track stays active when the mouse hovers over taskbar thumbnails


  1. Aero Peek for touch
  2. Multi-touch touch keyboard
  3. Multi-touch right-click
  4. Drag/Drop and selection


  1. Internet access feedback

Control Panel

  1. User Account Control
  2. Locking a machine without a screensaver
  3. Faster access to High Performance power plan
  4. Custom theme improvements

Windows Media Player

  1. Improved Internet Radio playback
  2. Improved playback support for video content from digital camcorders and cameras
  3. Cleaner Now Playing view
  4. Filtering content that cannot be played
  5. Resume from sleep
  6. Quieting Windows Media Player sync relationships
  7. Easier access to advanced settings
  8. Jump List improvement

Device Stage

  1. Enriching the Device Stage ecosystem

Device Stage

  1. Improving the headphone experience

Windows Explorer and Libraries

  1. Improved header
  2. Reduced confusion with drag/drop
  3. Reviving familiar entry points
  4. FAT32 support
  5. Arrangement view enhancements


  1. Improving performance through data

Wooh!!! thats lots of changes to BETA 1..   Yeah.. thats right and i am sure the RC1 will bring more enhancements than what is listed here..

I am currently evaluating Windows 7 Build 7057 released for Microsoft Internal Employees and trust me its getting better day by day.. and we are on our way to have THE Best Windows EVER.

Stay Tuned..