Engineering Windows 7

Welcome to our blog dedicated to the engineering of Microsoft Windows 7

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  • Blog Post: Safeguarding Windows 7 – Parental Controls

    As you can imagine, our team is quite busy working through this next phase of Windows 7. We definitely appreciate the millions of downloads and installs of the Windows 7 RC. Things are going as we expect at this point. On a personal note, I wanted to thank all the folks who have been sending me mail...
  • Blog Post: Improvements to AutoPlay

    As mentioned before on this blog (regarding our UAC changes ) and on the IE blog (regarding the SmartScreen® filter for malware ), we have an increased focus to enable customers to be in control and feel confident about the software that they choose to run on their computers. Folks on this blog have...
  • Blog Post: UAC Feedback and Follow-Up

    When we started the “E7” blog we were both excited and also a bit uneasy. The excitement is obvious. The unease is because at some point we knew we would mess up. We weren’t sure if we would mess up because we were blogging about a poorly designed feature or mess up because we were blogging poorly about...
  • Blog Post: Update on UAC

    Hi, Jon DeVaan here to talk to you about the recent UAC feedback we’ve been receiving. Most of our work finishing Windows 7 is focused on responding to feedback. The UAC feedback is interesting on a few dimensions of engineering decision making process. I thought that exploring those dimensions would...
  • Blog Post: User Account Control (UAC) – quick update

    There’s been a ton of interest in how we have improved user account control (UAC) and so we thought we’d offer a quick update for folks. We know most of you have discovered this and picked a setting that works for you, and we're happy with the feedback we've seen. This just goes into the details on the...
  • Blog Post: User Account Control

    We promised that this blog would provide a view of Engineering Windows 7 and that means that we would cover the full range of topics—from performance to user interface, technical and non-technical topics, and of course easy topics and controversial topics. This post is about User Account Control. Our...
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