Engineering Windows 7

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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Battery Notification Messages

    Over the past week we have seen a little bit of blogosphere activity regarding Windows 7 and batteries, specifically the new Windows 7 message “Considering replacing your battery”. Since this is related to the engineering of Windows 7 we’re going to use this blog to provide an update to people. As we...
  • Blog Post: What we do with a bug report?

    This has been a busy couple of days for a few of us on the team as we had a report of a bug in Windows 7. The specifics of the issue are probably not as important as a discussion over how we will manage these types of situations down the road and so it seems like a good time to provide some context and...
  • Blog Post: Delivering a quality upgrade experience

    This is a little bit of a tricky post to write because we’re going to be asking everyone using our Windows 7 Beta to help us out, but doing so is going to take a little time and require a bit of a commitment to helping test the next milestone. This has been a remarkably valuable and beneficial testing...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility Testing -- International

    This post continues the discussion of Compatibility testing from our test team. --Steven In the previous blog post " Application Compatibility Testing for Windows 7 " we talked about the importance of Application Compatibility and work we are doing to engineer this in Windows 7. In this post we will...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility Testing -- Overview

    Delivering a new release of Windows includes a major effort to insure that applications continue to function as well on the new release as they have on the previous release. At the PDC we talked about some of the new areas of Windows Vista that reduced this level of compatibility, such as changes we...
  • Blog Post: Primer on Device Support and Testing for Windows 7

    As most folks (finally) get the beta and start to set aside some time to install and try out Windows 7, we thought it would be a good idea to start to talk about how we support devices through testing and work across the PC ecosystem. This is a big undertaking and one that we take very seriously. As...
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