7 Up

Windows 7 has a lot to offer for developers. If I had to pick the 7 most relevant or the 7 “sexiest” I would go with James’ list. Over the past week Jim O’Neil wrote a series of blog posts about his 7 favorites. Learn how to take advantage of these cool features on Jim’s…


New Efficiency Launch Event Live on Monday

Experience The New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego October 26th Virtually! www.thenewefficiency.com/live View and download 18 IT Professional and Developer focused live sessions from San Diego starting at 9am PDT October 26th. Focusing on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange Server 2010, you can listen to Microsoft experts, download valuable…


Windows 7 Application Compatibility – an IT Pro Guide

App Compat is only for developers, right? Not quite. If you are an admin you know what I am talking about. Lots of application – many of them still on Windows XP – need to be migrated to support the rollout of a new OS. Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only) and Windows 7 (64-bit…


New Windows 7 UI features for developers

There’s a series of great screen casts up on Channel9. In just 10 minutes you will get a basic aunderstanding on how to implement/use the new feature. Each episode also includes downloadable source code: Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Overlay Jump Lists Preview (Windows Peek)   See it all on Channel9 and Gunter’s blog.


Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 hit RC today

Yes! Find the latest and greatest about both release candidates (RC) on TechNet Edge. TechNet Edge, your source for up to date news, interviews and screen cast for IT Professionals worldwide. Some links IT Professionals (and developers as well) will be excited about: Windows Server 2008 RC interview with Ward Latest info about Windows Server…


Sysinternals now on Twitter

Too good to be true? @sysinternals on Twitter (since December 2008).


Snappy Windows 7 installation

Just finished installing Windows 7 on an ASUS 1000HE netbook. 23 minutes from inserting the install DVD to first boot into finished OS. While I use this netbook for a week with Win7, a reinstall was necessary because I “found” an SSD disk, 64GB. I want the solid state disk instead of the built in…


Meetings and email

Here’s a look at the summary of application usage on my netbook (1000HE) this morning between 7:00am and noon. I run Windows 7, Aero Glass is enabled and the power settings are left at “Balanced”. The morning was filled with meetings, not so much email and some research about IT Pro community work on the…


Size matters

Size matters when it comes to netbooks. See the picture of my last 3 generations of laptop, notebook, netbook bags. The netbook is almost completely sunken in the small cross body bag right of the apple. No, not what you might think. I put the apple there for size comparison. I always had a desktop…