Windows 7 Beta is closing soon!

If you haven’t downloaded Windows 7 Beta make sure you do before February 10th. After this date the Beta will be closed and we don’t want you to miss out! If you come across any issues with the Beta please use the official TechNet Windows 7 Forums.


My new Samsung Omnia

Its always nice to receive a new phone especially when its the new Samsung Omnia. The first thing you notice is the size of the device, its a nice form factor which fits nicely in the palm of your hand or in your pocket. The Omnia has a nice black and slate silver casing which…


Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate is ready

IE8 Release Candidate is now ready for download. What has changed between Beta 2 and RC? Platform Complete. The technical community should expect the final IE8 release to behave as the Release Candidate does. The IE8 product is effectively complete and done. We’ll post separately about the thousands of additional test cases we’re contributing to…

Windows 7 Secrets

Tim Sneath has a comprehensive list of 30 Windows 7 Secrets. If you have downloaded the Beta you should definitely check them out. Out of the 30 secrets, some of my favourites are: 1. Windows Management. By now, you’ve probably seen that Windows 7 does a lot to make window management easier: you can “dock”…


Another thing to get your hands on – Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

I blogged about the actual announcement of this a while ago and now Windows Server 2008 R2 is ready for download. As mentioned before Windows Server 2008 R2 is the next version of the Windows Server OS.  This includes all the cool new Hyper V features. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes three core…


Get your hands on Windows 7 Beta

Hope everyone had a great break over the holidays.  Its nice to come back to some great news such as the availability of Windows 7 Beta!  The Beta was announced by Steve Ballmer at CES last week.  It was initially available to TechNet Plus and MSDN Subscribers but it is now available to download for…