Author news: Meet the lead author of the Windows 7 Resource Kit

Can we just say, Microsoft Press loves working with Mitch Tulloch! So much so that we ask him for interviews. Here’s one:  What do you like best about Windows 7? Honestly, the feature I like the best is Aero Snap, which lets me drag a window to the left or right side of the screen…


Windows 7 Inside Out a hit at Computer Users Group’s monthly meeting

One of the beta testers for Windows 7 (Richard Frisch) has been hosting a series of presentations to introduce local users to Windows 7. The presentation is given at a local library to the Computer Users Group monthly meeting. The attendees have a broad range of experience with computers.  One attendee at each talk (two…


William Stanek: Windows 7: Inside Track, Part 2 “Upgrades and Migrations”

William here. Last time, I talked about 64-bit installations, applications and hardware. So now let’s start looking at what upgrade and migration options are available for Windows 7. You’ve probably heard some grumblings about this already. Mac users seem to voice the complaints the most (though few seem to remember the OS 9 to OS…


Free ebook: Windows 7 troubleshooting tips

Mitch Tulloch, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and lead author of the just-published (and hot-selling) Windows 7 Resource Kit (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735627000; 1760 pages), has created a short ebook called “What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support.” Here are the opening paragraphs: Your sound card has stopped working, your computer seems…


New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7

Just in time for the official launch of Windows 7 comes our newest Microsoft Press Training Kit, MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7, by Ian McLean and Orin Thomas (ISBN: 9780735627086; 912 pages). The Training Kit provides in-depth preparation plus practice for the MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification. And includes all the…


Windows Internals is eight for eight

Windows Internals, Fifth Edition (Microsoft Press, 2009), by Mark Russinovich and David Solomon with Alex Ionescu, has received eight for eight 5-star reviews at Amazon. Frankly, we’re not surprised. You won’t be surprised either after taking a look at a sample chapter. Chapter 5, “Processes, Threads, and Jobs,” is available (116 gloriously detailed pages) here….


William Stanek: Windows 7: Inside Track, Part 1 “64-bit and more”

William here. Last week, James Gaskin from ITworld called and asked me to give him the inside scoop on Windows 7. He wasn’t running Windows 7 yet/much and had lots of questions. Mostly about migration and upgrades but also lots of other stuff too, like: Do you hate it? Do you love it? Is the…


RTM’d today: Introducing Windows 7 for Developers

Introducing Windows 7 for Developers, by Yochay Kiriaty, Laurence Moroney, Sasha Goldshtein and Alon Fliess, shipped to the printer today! Its ISBN is 9780735626829, the book is 416 pages, and it will be available via online retailers the second week of November. We’ll post book excerpts soon, including the book’s Foreword by Mark Russinovich, but…