Buy a PC Now, Upgrade to Windows Vista After Launch

Today we’re announcing something you’ve all been waiting for — information on the upgrade process for those of you who are planning to buy a new PC in the coming months but prior to the Windows Vista launch.  Well, now you can have both (and Office to boot)! Here’s the scoop: PCs loaded with Windows…


IE7 for Windows XP Launches Today

After lots of late hours and a few pre-release builds, the IE Team is happy (and a bit relieved) to say that the final version of Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP has arrived.  You can now download  IE7 for Windows XP in English from either the IE site or the Windows Download Center.  Look…


Whatever happened to… ?

Over the past several months Microsoft has acquired some incredible desktop management technologies including those from Softricity, Winternals, DesktopStandard, and AssetMetrix. Since then, many of you have wanted know how we are going offer these capabilities in a Microsoft solution. Today we are happy to announce the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance. A…

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Windows Connections 2006: Are you ready for a new day?

More news for IT Pros from Alex Heaton: I wanted to let you know about an upcoming opportunity to get in-depth information on Windows Vista to help IT professionals planning their deployments.  The Windows Connections 2006 event is happening November 6-9th in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This is one of many events happening around the world…

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Windows Vista RC2 is now available to technical beta testers!

Today, Microsoft is excited to announce the availability of Windows Vista RC2 to Technical Beta Testers, TAP Testers, and MSDN/TechNet subscribers. This new build of Windows Vista offers users a higher level of performance and stability – improving what was established in Windows Vista RC1. We were able to also fix many of your bugs reported from…