Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable on June 18th

  Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1) Date: Thursday, June 18 Time: 11:00am Pacific Time https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving from Windows Vista, but also…


Are Your PCs Ready For Windows 7?

When planning for migration to Windows 7, specific knowledge about each computer on the network and its readiness for migration is essential. Manually conducting a detailed network inventory is time consuming and costly; and existing assessment management tools typically require software agent installation on each machine, creating a security risk. How do you gather comprehensive…


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,…


Windows 7 RC is available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers to download

We are pleased to announce that the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available for immediate download to our TechNet and MSDN subscribers. If you’re not a TechNet Plus subscriber, please click here to learn about the benefits of becoming one. Windows 7 RC will be made available to the general public on May 5,…


Plan Ahead for Windows 7 Beta and RC Expiration Dates

Attention Windows 7 Beta and Release Candidate (RC) testers! To avoid interruption, you’ll need to start planning now to rebuild your test machines using a valid version of Windows before the software expires. Windows will notify you that the expiration process is beginning and two weeks later your PC will begin shutting down every two…

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Windows 7 Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5: Interview with Jeremy Chapman

Hello again from Redmond. Let’s talk compatibility – a big component of any operating system deployment project is knowing what applications, hardware and devices your users have and whether they will work on the new OS. With Windows 7 approaching fast, Windows Senior Community Manager Stephen Rose sat down with Jeremy again and discussed the…

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Windows 7 Virtual Roundtable Q&A: Part Two

As noted in our previous post, our recent Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable—Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond—with Mark Russinovich resulted in numerous viewer-generated questions on the Windows 7 Beta release that the panel was unable to address, given time limitations. Here is the second batch of questions and answers, along with links to more…

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Windows 7 Virtual Roundtable Q&A: Part One

In our recent Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable—Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond—with Mark Russinovich, we fielded numerous questions on the Windows 7 Beta release that the panel was unable to address, given time limitations. As promised, we have collected these questions and will be providing these answers in this and subsequent blog postings. Here…

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Windows 7 Beta Update Tests Begin February 24, 2009

As part of the regular beta testing cycle, the Windows 7 Engineering team will be releasing “test updates” to Windows Update. Users of beta build 7000 will receive notification of the “test update,” but it will not install automatically. While these test updates will not contain any fixes or features, we encourage you to install…

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