Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • May 11, 2009 11 May'09

    Which format for UFDs?

    I'm helping to revise a book on Windows 7 right now. By well-known Windows mavens Brian Knittel and Bob Cowart, it's to be called Windows 7 in Depth (Pearson, 2009, ISBN: 0789741997). In the course ...

  • May 06, 2009 06 May'09

    Microsoft's MED-V Goes Win7's "XP Mode" Several Better

    Way back in February I blogged here about Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, aka MED-V. In the past few weeks, Microsoft has announced that it will offer a free download to buyers of ...

  • April 21, 2009 21 Apr'09

    Windows 7 Captures Hearts and Minds of Beta Testers

    In a survey conducted in February, 2009 by ChangeWave Research, over four times as many respondents professed themselves to be "very satisfied" or better with the Windows 7 beta as compared to ...

  • April 17, 2009 17 Apr'09

    Windows 7 Predictions: Hits and Misses

    Of the many and varied sources of Windows information I read regularly, the coverage at is always interesting, often insightful, and even funny or mordant on occasion. That's why I read ...

  • April 03, 2009 03 Apr'09

    Check Out Windows Springboard for Win7 Info

    Thanks to a recent email from the Microsoft Learning PR rep, the ever-helpful Andrea Platt Dayal, I now know about the Microsoft Springboard Series, which she describes as a source of ...

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    When to move off XP, onto Windows 7

    IT shops that skipped Vista may want to get at least some desktops on the newer OS. Otherwise, upgrading to Windows 7 could get a little crazy.

  • March 18, 2009 18 Mar'09

    Windows 7 Comes Off Pretty Darn Well

    Now that I've gotten Windows 7 (the latest beta build: 7057) up and running on a couple of computers, I understand most of the recent hoopla it's garnered a whole lot better. It is indeed quick and ...

  • March 13, 2009 13 Mar'09

    Windows 7 Gains Added Luster

    Long-time Windows expert Ed Bott posted an extremely interesting, if not downright intruiging blog yesterday on ZDNet. It's entitled "Is Windows 7 reliable enough to release now?," and proceeds to ...

  • January 09, 2009 09 Jan'09

    Lucky 7, or 7 Deadly Sins

    Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are the seven deadly sins. How many of these will Windows 7 cause, or is it likely to be more of a "Lucky 7" phenomenon. It's still way too early ...

  • January 04, 2009 04 Jan'09

    Is Vista Really the Pathway to Windows 7?

    In light of my most recent blog "Who's Using Vista?" I decided to drop in on Microsoft's Enterprise Vista Web pages to see what they had to say on the whole "Vista now, or Windows 7 later?" ...