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Joakim Lialias, a Microsoft Alliance Manager for Intel recently wrote on the Windows Partner Blog about our work with Intel to “Make PCs Run Faster and Longer.” We’ve talked a lot about the work we did around power management in Windows 7, but Joakim goes into more technical detail about the partnership with Intel to drive reductions in power. He suggests that “by applying such power saving techniques throughout the system and reducing resource utilization, Microsoft and Intel engineers were able to reduce power usage of a Windows 7 laptop nearly 20 percent over an identical laptop running Windows Vista SP2. That gained an additional 1.4 hours of battery life.” Looking at this through the environmental lens, that additional battery life helps prevent you from having to plug in your laptop for an additional 1.4 hours. If you have hundreds or thousands of laptops running in your enterprise, those energy savings (and costs) will add up. This is great example of the industry working together to drive energy efficiency in computing!