Windows 7 Beta General Availability scheduled to end

There is  some additional news on The Windows Blog  around the general availability of the Windows 7 Beta download. In short it will end on February 10th.  However its going to take place in phases, so here is the calendar Phase 1 – Starting January 27th, the Windows 7 page will be updated with a…


Windows 7 Springboard Series Launch

On the Windows 7 front it is worth checking out the recently launched  Springboard Series for Windows 7. <Gary>


Windows 7 running SQL Server 2008

After really enjoying the experience of running Windows 7 on my netbook last night, I have now moved on to installing it on one of my other PCs, a Tablet PC. The single most exciting thing about this install was that despite the drivers not being part of the build, once I ran a Windows…


Windows 7 install from USB Flash

The other interesting thing about the Windows 7 beta install on the netbook is that it does not have a DVD drive. So instead I installed it from a USB flash drive which was a surprisingly simple exercise: 1.     Write the ISO file to DVD or mount the image. 2.     Format the flash drive FAT32…


Welcome to Windows 7

I woke up early this morning (4am) to listen to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote address live during which Steve Ballmer announced the public release of Windows 7 beta. As usual I enjoyed the energy that Steve brought to the presentation and his passion for the future of Windows and the Microsoft platform…

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