Announcement: Windows 7 Rocks Screencast Contest: Now Accepting Applications!

Alright Keith and I are at it again and this time we want to give away the cool stuff like a: Lenovo T61P! Okay do I have your attention now?  As some of you may recall we had a contest last time just for the MVP’s and a lot of you wanted in on the…

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IT Pro Momentum Program: Still Accepting Applications

As I blogged last month: Want Some Help on Piloting Microsoft Technologies like Windows 7? The program is still looking for people like you to take part, so if you answer yes to any of the following questions send me an email at mhester@microsoft.com Interested in learning more about the newest Microsoft technologies? Need help…

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Interview: Kai Axford talking about Preventing Corporate Espionage

During one of our internal conferences at TechReady I got to speak with my good friend Kai Axford.  Kai is an incredible security speaker and is a part of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing (TWC) group.  Kai has a ton of knowledge around security strategies and technologies, and I was very happy he agreed to a quick…


Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond – Springboard Virtual Roundtable

Okay I saw this post on my buddies Keith’s blog and I thought that is a great post, so I “borrowed” it. Enjoy the roundtable! Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts for a live discussion of what’s in store for IT pros with Windows® 7. Learn about the evolution of features…


Download Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) Release Candidate (RC) 1

Today I am pleased to announce the availability of IE 8 RC 1 Download RC 1 Here Here are a few of the new or improved features in RC1 from the IE team Blog here: Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate Now Available Platform Complete. The technical community should expect the final IE8 release to behave…

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Want Some Help on Piloting Microsoft Technologies like Windows 7?

As I have posted in the past we have a great program called Momentum that will help you with piloting Microsoft Technologies. (My previous post: Looking to gain Momentum for a Pilot of Microsoft Technologies?) Well I am going to ask the same questions that I asked when the program first rolled out: Interested in…

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Windows 7 Public Beta Available for Download

TechNet, MSDN and Techbeta customers can download it now. Consumers who want to test-drive the beta will be able to download it beginning Jan. 9 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows7. Here is the full press release: Microsoft’s Ballmer Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta and Windows Live

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Interesting article on Windows 7 Beta Compatibility

I read this great article by Paul Thurrott today: Windows 7 Beta Compatibility  He talks about some of the good and interesting things with his testing Windows 7 hardware and software compatibility.  He talks about the multiple platforms he uses as well as the software.   The article is well worth a look at, especially if…

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