Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • July 08, 2011 08 Jul'11

    Why Mike Halsey Find Windows 7 Annoying

    I always love good, strong opinion pieces on Windows, and none more than those from UK-based Microsoft MVP Mike Halsey. His latest rant is called "Windows 7 annoyances that have got to go!" Even ...

  • July 07, 2011 07 Jul'11

    Will Windows 8 undercut Microsoft's other OSes?

    Microsoft appears on track to deliver Windows 8 next year. But will an on-time delivery be a bad thing for best-selling Windows 7?

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    Boatload of Windows 7 Clinics and Courses Available from MS Learning

    Get this! Microsoft not only offers 3 free clinics on Windows 7 (more info to follow), they also offer over 20 courses that ranage in price from $14.99 to $319.99. It's all listed on the Windows 7 ...

  • June 17, 2011 17 Jun'11

    Banner Crop of Windows Updates for June 2011 Patch Tuesday.1

    Take a look at this frequency graph from Secunia PSI: it charts the number of security updates that have been released in the past 6 months. When Microsoft dropped 18 items on my Windows 7 PCs on ...

  • June 06, 2011 06 Jun'11

    Win7 Deployment FAQ Still Worth Consulting

    For organizations seeking to plan and automate Windows 7 deployments, there are few Web pages better equipped to help with that process than the TechNet Windows 7 Deployment FAQ. Not only will you ...

  • May 20, 2011 20 May'11

    Latest Windows Updates Only Provide Partial Fix

    On May 6 I posted a blog entitled "Windows Hardware Problem Fixed: Mystery Started" that recounts my problems with the fingerprint scanner on my HP dv6t-2300 notebook PC. In that posting, I ...

  • May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    At Last, a Relatively Subdued Patch Tuesday

    After the burgeoning baskets of security updates for the previous two Patch Tuesdays, May's collection comes as something of a welcome relief. There are really only two ( or perhaps five) updates ...

  • May 02, 2011 02 May'11

    Windows 7 Migration Myths and Numbers from the Unisys Perspective

    Unisys VP Sam Gross has been in the news quite a bit lately since he posted a blog last week (April 28, last Thursday) entitled Busting Windows 7 Migration Myths. His reports on a recent Unisys ...

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Another Patch Tuesday? Round 2 for April, 2011

    As I was poking about for a topic for today's blog, I stumbled across Ed Bott's ZDNet posting from yesterday entitled "The other Patch Tuesday brings crucial fixes for Windows." I'd already noticed ...

  • April 25, 2011 25 Apr'11

    Microsoft Hits 350M Copies Sold for Windows 7 18 Months After GA

    It's not in the same league as McDonald's Hamburgers (however many billion they're up to by now), but it ain't at all bad. Microsoft has sold more than 350 million copies of Windows 7 in the 18 ...

  • April 13, 2011 13 Apr'11

    Patch Tuesday: April 2011 Is a Doozy!

    With up to 24 files recommended for some Windows PCs from this month's Patch Tuesday update cycle (April 2011), admins will have some work to do to get this stuff parceled out. Patches for recent ...

  • April 11, 2011 11 Apr'11

    What's in a number? Windows 7 Market Share Stats...

    OK, so I've been watching Windows 7 market share numbers climb steadily month after month, ever since its general availability date in October 2009. Here's what the latest marketshare distribution ...

  • April 06, 2011 06 Apr'11

    Students Save Big on Windows 7 Professional

    Every now and then, MS offers major discounts to the academic population to stimluate interest in and uptake of their products. Apparently, now is one of those times. By visiting the Microsoft for ...

  • March 22, 2011 22 Mar'11

    Microsoft sweetens MDOP deal and releases Intune

    Windows Intune, Microsoft's cloud-based desktop management console is ready, and an MDOP 2011 update is due this year which will be offered to a wider customer base.

  • March 14, 2011 14 Mar'11

    Windows 7 and Restore Points

    In reading Michael Horowitz's "Defensive Computing" blog on ComputerWorld this morning (it's entitled "Windows 7 Restore: less trustworthy than XP?" I was reminded how things can go wonky in a ...