Windows Vista to Get “Ribbon-ized” with Free Update

ComputerWorld has a great article about Microsoft releasing a “Ribbon” patch for all Vista users.  This patch will enable people to use applications that have been specifically built with Windows 7 Ribbon on Vista. “That plan seems to be in tatters now. Starting in October, application developers will be assured that new software they’ve crafted…

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Windows Virtual PC Beta Supports Aero in Windows 7 VM

I was testing out Windows Virtual PC that is used for “XP Mode” and decided to create some custom VMs for Windows 7 as a demo.  I went into it knowing full well that many cool features of Windows 7 wouldn’t be demoable simply because 3D support in a VM environment isn’t support…or at least…

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Windows 7 to Include “Windows XP Mode” for Application Compatibility

The Windows Product team have made a really smart decision to put in some effort around the Windows XP Virtual PC experience.  This feature will is aimed at businesses that need to maintain XP compatibility with line-of-business applications.  Essentially, prior to this feature announcement, businesses would have had to have an XP license and use…

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Need to Validate Windows 7 Application Compatibility? Use ACT 5.0

Microsoft releases a lot of free tools and high quality documentation for IT Pros.  When I do presentations, I often urge people to refer to our TechNet database but more importantly to read our whitepapers.  Microsoft whitepapers are not only highly prescriptive but are pragmatic in the way they educate administrators in using new products. …

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