Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • July 09, 2009 09 Jul'09

    Google Chrome likely a niche player in Windows enterprise

    Google plans to launch the Google Chrome OS next year as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows. IT pros expect the OS to be a disruptive technology with a place in devices and netbooks.

  • July 06, 2009 06 Jul'09

    The Ultimate Win7 Upgrade Deal? Apparently not...

    Just when the Vista to Windows 7 migration path appears relatively smooth and clear, up pops another bump in that road to make life interesting. This time, there's been one very emotional and ...

  • July 03, 2009 03 Jul'09

    More about the Windows 7 Family Pack

    As I reported in my blog from yesterday various Windows watchers are starting to zero in on language in the Windows 7 Home Premium EULA that indicates the planned release of a Windows 7 "Family ...

  • July 02, 2009 02 Jul'09

    Better, Faster, Cheaper--Say What?

    It's a truism in engineering that no matter what customers request, when it comes to revising existing products given goals to make things better, faster, and cheaper, it's necessary to pick at ...

  • June 30, 2009 30 Jun'09

    Windows 7 improvements driving enterprise adoption

    Windows 7 offers new features and improvements that will drive enterprise desktop adoption.

  • June 26, 2009 26 Jun'09

    Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Comes and Goes

    In a recent blog I indicated that MS planned to make its Microsoft Security Essentials product available as a free beta soon. Well, it went into beta on 6/24 but the number of downloads was limited ...

  • June 26, 2009 26 Jun'09

    Take a Look at the Windows 7 Packaging

    With all the details on Windows purchase, upgrades, and pricing now established, it should come as no great surprise that Microsoft has also finished up its retail packaging for the boxed versions ...

  • June 26, 2009 26 Jun'09

    Windows 7 Free Upgrade and Pricing Details Emerge

    OK, so here are the long-awaited particulars on three areas related to Windows 7 pricing and upgrades, where references to "Today" mean 6/26/2009: Terms of the "buy Vista now, upgrade to Windows 7 ...

  • June 22, 2009 22 Jun'09

    Check out the (Beta) Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

    The Windows 7 Upgrade advisor is still in beta — as is the Windows 7 OS itself — but it's recently acquired a pretty permanent-looking URL: ...

  • June 18, 2009 18 Jun'09

    Microsoft revises Windows 7 downgrade terms

    IT shops now have 18 months after Windows 7 launch to downgrade to previous Windows versions.

  • June 15, 2009 15 Jun'09

    Meet A Key Figure Behind the Win7 UI: Julie Larson-Green

    A great story in Western Australia Today ( features Ms. Larson-Green, the person behind the ribbon technology introduced in Office 2007, who has since taken over ownership of the ...

  • June 10, 2009 10 Jun'09

    Patch Tuesday June09: A Real Whopper!

    OK, so yesterday's Patch Tuesday does the deed for June. It's a monster: 10 security bulletins, 31 vulnerabilities addressed, and involving most versions of Windows itself, IE, and various MS ...

  • June 03, 2009 03 Jun'09

    Windows 7 Launches on 10/22/2009

    OK, now the rumors are no longer rumors, and the launch date, aka GA (General Availability),  is out thanks to Steve Ballmer's keynote at Computex (much) earlier today in Taipei, Taiwan, and ...

  • June 01, 2009 01 Jun'09

    No more "3-app-limit" on Windows 7 Starter Edition

    It just goes to show you that sometimes enough hullaballoo can cause even the biggest of dogs to change its bark. Case in point: the hue and cry that followed the disclosure earlier this year that ...

  • May 15, 2009 15 May'09

    Guided Tour: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

    The beta version of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is ready for download. You can check it for yourself if you like, but here's a guided tour through a (slam-dunk) installation and scan. I picked a ...