How to get the Windows 7 Release Candidate

  The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is now available for immediate download if you are one of our TechNet and MSDN subscribers. If you’re not a TechNet Plus subscriber, please click here to learn about the benefits of becoming one. They are many, in addition to getting early access to important new releases.  …


Run Windows XP Apps on Windows 7

  Check out the Windows Blog to learn about the new Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. Windows XP Mode is a virtual Windows XP environment running under Windows Virtual PC which enables you to run many older productivity applications on a Windows 7 based PC.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to…

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Protecting mobile workers with Windows 7 security

  The Windows Security Blog features a great high-level look by Paul Cooke at the security features in Windows 7 that help mobile workers access the information they need to be productive. He describes the benefits of Windows 7 support for multiple active firewall policies, which enables PCs to obtain and apply domain firewall profile…

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Get ready for Windows 7 with the new Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5

    Just released today, ACT 5.5 allows you to assess and prepare your applications for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. With the new version you can also control information sent to the Compatibility Exchange, and label data collection packages by role. If you want the inside scoop, check out this Springboard Series blog interview…

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Getting in touch with Windows 7: a Windows Touch deep dive

  By now, you’re probably aware of key improvements to the user interface in Windows 7 which optimize for touch. And you realize that it will be an ongoing effort among hardware suppliers and application developers to build touch support into their technologies. But how much do you know about the Windows team’s approach with…

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Enterprise coolness: DirectAccess and other Windows 7 benefits

  With so many talked about new features in Windows 7, I have to point out a feature for enterprises that is near and dear to my heart: Direct Access. Anyone who has spent much time accessing their corporate network via a VPN will appreciate this. Direct Access maintains constant direct access between a Windows…

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Why you should consider the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Beta

  You may have heard that the MDT 2010 beta, the next version of the solution accelerator for operating system and application deployment, is ideal for deploying the Windows 7 beta in your test environments. What you may not know is that is also very useful for migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 beta….


A look at the Windows 7 beta-to-RC changes

  For the legions of IT pros current testing Windows 7, the Windows team blog, Engineering Windows 7 has posted details on some of the changes from the beta version to the release candidate. This is not the exhaustive list of changes, but some of the more visible changes based on feedback that go beyond…


A month of Exchange Server 2007 tips on TechNet Magazine

  Find a new Exchange Server 2007 tip every business day. TechNet Magazine has kicked off its next monthly theme for its Tip of the Day. Discover useful tips like how to Use the Exchange Management Shell to Create New Mail Users and Mailboxes, Quickly Discover Deleted Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007, or Create Forwarding…


Deal on TechNet Plus Subscriptions

  TechNet Flash readers are being offered a special deal on a TechNet Plus subscription.  Get 12 months for just $297 (Reg. $349). Just use the promo code TNF10 to get the special price. Through TN Plus you can still get your hands on the Windows 7 Beta.   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb892754.aspx?pm=Lv:103|np:TNF10   More to come, Mitch…

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