Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Release to Web

Today we are pleased to pre-announce the Release to Web (RTW) of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  SP2, a combined service pack for both operating systems encapsulated in a single installer, will simplify deployment, management, and support for IT Pros.  It includes support for new types of hardware and…


Understanding XP Mode

After we announced Windows XP Mode, I sat down again with Jeremy Chapman at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas to find out what he thought about Windows XP Mode as a solution for solving application compatibility issues. Stephen Rose: Hi Jeremy, seems like I’m interviewing you a lot lately. So we’re at MMS…


Windows 7 Beta Expiration Correction

Over the weekend, some of you may have received an email from us reminding you that “the Windows 7 Beta expires on August 1st, 2009. In that email, we ask that if you are still on the Windows 7 Beta that you should consider moving to a “non-expired” copy of Windows such as the Windows…


Windows 7 Release Candidate Available for Immediate Download

We are pleased to announce that Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available for immediate download to the general public here. Windows 7 Ultimate is the Release Candidate edition; it is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions in English, French, Japanese, German, and Spanish. To learn more about Windows 7 from an IT professional perspective,…