Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • December 11, 2012 11 Dec'12

    Q&A: Microsoft explains Windows 8 value in the enterprise

    Microsoft isn't saying where it sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the company still claims that the new system is perfect for enterprise users.

  • August 03, 2012 03 Aug'12

    Windows 7 is trending to surpass Windows X Desktop Share in August, 2012

    Though other market followers have already intoned the inflection point between Windows XP and Windows 7 -- namely, the point at which the old (XP) finally dips below the new (Win7) -- tracking ...

  • July 30, 2012 30 Jul'12

    Is Windows 7 your last Windows desktop migration?

    Microsoft will support Windows 7 until 2020. As mobile devices get more popular, you may not need to do another large-scale Windows desktop migration until then -- or ever again.

  • July 27, 2012 27 Jul'12

    Windows 7 Will Be Around for a Long, Long Time

    I had to chuckle this afternoon when I read Ed Bott's latest Operating Systems piece. It's entitled "How to skip Windows 8 and continue using Windows 7." In it he makes the very essential ...

  • July 12, 2012 12 Jul'12

    Despite BYOD and cloud, it's business as usual for Windows migrations

    Despite the rise and popularity of consumerization and other technology trends, enterprises might stick with a traditional Windows migration strategy.

  • June 09, 2012 09 Jun'12

    Microsoft Sells Over 600M Copies of Windows 7

    Earlier this week (June 6) at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft Corporate VP Steven Guggenheimer announced that Microsoft has sold over 600 million licenses for Windows 7. Hmm. Let's do some ...

  • February 28, 2012 28 Feb'12

    MS Extends the Vista and Windows 7 Lifecycles on the Sly

    My eyes literally bugged out when I read this item from Ed Bott's Report last week (February 20): "Microsoft quietly extends consumer support for Windows 7, Vista." Here's a snapshot for Windows 7 ...

  • February 13, 2012 13 Feb'12

    Get Ready for Patch Tuesday!

    Looks like we've got some interesting security updates coming tomorrow in Windows Update. The Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012 lists 9 different bulletins for the upcoming ...

  • February 10, 2012 10 Feb'12

    Internet Explorer 6 apps hinder corporate adoption of Windows 7, IE9

    Organizations still rely on Windows XP and IE6 apps because they're a chore to upgrade. But IT pros can move without ditching legacy IE6 apps or having app compatibility problems.

  • January 04, 2012 04 Jan'12

    Another take on the Win7-XP crossover point: Coming Soon!

    On October 29, 2011, in a blog entitled "Win7, XP Reach Crossover Point," I reported that StatCounter's tracking indicated that on or about October 14, the number of PCs on the Internet running ...

  • December 09, 2011 09 Dec'11

    Heck No! We won't go! (From Windows 7 to Windows 8, that is)

    Here's a cheery bit of news from our friends over at MaximumPC. The story's headline "IDC: Happy Windows 7 PC Users Won't Switch to Windows 8" pretty much says it all. Quoting from ZDNet's Mary-Jo ...

  • November 21, 2011 21 Nov'11

    The Changing Face of OS migration: Windows 7 and Beyond

    Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Aaron Suzuki, the co-founder and CEO of Prowess, a Seattle-and Salt Lake City-based software company best known for its SmartDeploy product suite. In an ...

  • November 04, 2011 04 Nov'11

    Check Out Nitro PDF Pro 7 for an Affordable, Simpler Acrobat Alternative

    I've long been a fan of Nitro's excellent PDF products, which are invariably faster, cheaper, and more secure than Adobe's PDF offerings. On Wednesday, they announced their latest Nitro PDF ...

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Windows 7 vis-a-vis Windows XP

    On October 19, I wrote a post here entitled "Win 7, XP Reach Crossover Point." In reading over Ed Bott's recent blog on the same subject entitled "Windows 7 continues to roll as XP fades away" this ...

  • October 21, 2011 21 Oct'11

    Turn off Random IPv6 Address Generation in Windows 7

    If you read this blog regularly, you already know that a team of authors -- including Jeff Carrell (the lead), James Pyles, Tom Lancaster, Mark Mirrotto, and myself -- are reworking a college ...