Improved Battery Life for Windows 7

How would you like to get an extra hour from you laptop battery? On the Windows Partner blog, Joakim Lialias, Intel’s Microsoft relationship manager wrote yesterday that “Microsoft and Intel engineers were able to reduce power usage of a Windows 7 laptop nearly 20% over an identical laptop running Windows Vista SP2.” What that means…

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MDOP 2007 R2 released!

Just in time for Windows 7, we’ve announced the availability of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) (MDOP) 2007 R2.  This release adds Windows 7 support for all components, except for MED-V. MED-V will support Windows 7, in the first quarter of calendar year 2010 via MED-V 1.0 SP1. MED-V 1.0 SP1 Beta will be…

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Windows 7 Product Guide now available

Many of you have been asking about this and it’s finally available! The Windows 7 Product Guide is now available for download.  Two versions are available – PDF is 63MB and XPS is 31MB. The first section of the guide provides information on the different SKUS, then a detailed look at the new and improved…

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Search in Windows 7

As there is a flood of interest in Windows 7 I thought I would share this helpful learning snack on Search.  Windows 7 provides the concept of Libraries, an improved Search functionality and Federated Search. In just 15 minutes you can: Learn how to use Libraries in Windows 7 Learn how Search was improved Understand…

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Help with Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7

With the excitement around the public release of Windows 7 this week, I’m getting lots of questions about the best way to upgrade systems from Windows XP to Windows 7.  Here are the best options: Easy Transfer – a great tool for end users to migrate their data, settings, preferences, favorites, etc. Note that there…

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Windows in Higher Ed Conference – save the date!

I want to take this opportunity to let you know that the Windows in Higher Education Conference is set for April 12 – 14. We are currently working on the logistics.  More details are soon to follow including a request for session recommendations and peer sessions.  We will also soon be posting the Conference web…

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