Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • August 07, 2009 07 Aug'09

    Still Downloading Win7...Believe it or not!

    At this very moment, I'm about 80 percent done with my first of four planned downloads for Windows 7 from MSDN. Alas, my Vista box did go to sleep last night despite the ongoing download, so it ...

  • August 07, 2009 07 Aug'09

    Hold on to Windows XP at your peril

    Enterprises running Windows XP are budget conscious and will put off Windows 7 upgrades for as long as they can. But running an 8-year-old OS comes at a cost.

  • August 07, 2009 07 Aug'09

    XP stragglers blame hardware costs, new features

    Even though Windows 7 includes XP Mode, XP users may postpone upgrades due to hardware costs and many unfamiliar features.

  • August 06, 2009 06 Aug'09

    Win7 RTM bits are up and available--if slowly

    Today is August 6, 2009, the day that Microsoft is supposed to post the Windows 7 RTM versions to MSDN and TechNet. I've been logged into MSDN Subscriber Downloads since early this morning and ...

  • August 03, 2009 03 Aug'09

    Ed Bott Surveys the Windows 7 RTM, Likes What He Sees

    One of my personal favorite sources for detailed, useful Windows 7 information is and remains Ed Bott's Microsoft Report at Last Wednesday (7/29/2009) he posted a gem entitled "Windows 7 ...

  • July 28, 2009 28 Jul'09

    Migrating to Vista...or Windows 7?

    I'm a long-time fan of Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley's blog on ZDnet entitled "All about Microsoft." It's usually informative, sometimes entertaining, and often thought-provoking, as with her ...

  • July 24, 2009 24 Jul'09

    Soon, the real Windows 7 fun begins!

    OK, so now OEMs may have the Windows 7 RTM and MSDN and TechNet will have it on August 6 (in exactly two weeks, as I write this blog). In the very near future, the breathless hype and excitement of ...

  • July 22, 2009 22 Jul'09

    Download Windows 7 from MSDN on August 6

    According to long-time Windows maven Mary-Jo Foley, Windows 7 RTM will be downloadable from MSDN on August 6. For all the various access points and related dates, see her "Who will get the Windows ...

  • July 21, 2009 21 Jul'09

    Serious Sign of Windows 7 Intent

    Although what I am about to report may seem irrelevant to Windows Enterprise Desktop concerns at first blush, I plan to argue otherwise — and of course, that's why I'm reporting about a current ...

  • July 17, 2009 17 Jul'09

    Good News on Windows 7 RTM for Early Adopters

    If, like me, you're panting with lust to lay hands on a copy of Windows 7 RTM so you can start building production PCs using the latest — and indeed, possibly also the greatest — Windows ever, I ...

  • July 15, 2009 15 Jul'09

    More on Patch Tuesday, July 2009

    OK, so today is Wednesday, so that means Patch Tuesday has now come and gone, and the finalized version of the Security Bulletin Summary for July 2009 is now available. In addition to six updates, ...

  • July 15, 2009 15 Jul'09

    Windows Vista users get little pricing relief on Windows 7

    Windows Vista and XP users get same Software Assurance promo deals for Windows 7. The cost of new hardware is also an issue for some IT pros upgrading to Windows 7.

  • July 14, 2009 14 Jul'09

    Vista shops eye quick path to Windows 7, XP shops likely to resist

    Windows enterprises running Microsoft Vista will likely embrace Windows 7 quickly but IT managers still on XP will stay loyal as long as they can.

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Patch Tuesday Back to Normal for July '09

    According to the most recent Security Bulletin Advance Notification for July, things are a little less hectic this month (6 bulletins, 3 for Windows, 3 for other products) than they were last month ...

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Microsoft readies refreshed install tool beta for Windows 7 and server

    Microsoft released a second beta of its deployment toolkit for IT administrators looking at Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 adoption.