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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 20 | Recap

    Hey Everyone, Today is Day 20 and the Last day of the Windows 7 | 20 4 7, it has been a long month… But an Exciting One indeed!! every weekday i was writing a Post on a feature of Windows 7 and i was also featured on the Morning Show on Radio One with Gavin Ford, All the innovations in Windows 7 won...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 19 | Connectivity & HomeGroup

    Many homes now have more than one PC / Laptop. In fact, a growing % of the households in Lebanon have two or more PCs/Laptop. Very few of these households have set up a home network because it’s too complicated, so in Windows 7, it’s simpler with some improvements in connecting to a network and a new...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 18 | Windows Touch

    Windows 7 also makes New things possible: There are several new features in Windows 7 that will have niche appeal - for tech or media enthusiasts and one of them is called Windows Touch. Windows Touch With the goal of continuing to innovate on the windows platform to make everyday things easier for customers...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 17 | AppLocker

    One of the Design Goals of Windows 7 is to Enhance Security and Control. Now CONTROL is something as super important in an Enterprise world as Security… imagine how difficult the management of 100s of Computers in an enterprise or School when you don’t have any control over them and where the user can...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 16 | IE8 InPrivate Browsing

    Hello There! You know Windows Internet Explorer 8 or IE8 has lots of Features and one of the most useful are the ones related to Security ! Maybe The first thing you will notice when you start using IE8 is the Domain name Highlighting in the address bar, so let’s say you clicked a link that was supposed...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 15 | BitLocker To Go

    Hello There! Well for many of us who have been using computers for the past years, we don’t need a Genius in Technology to explain the evolution in personal data storage; When i was still in School my first home PC used to have a hard disk of 420 MB of space and i was like the COOLest guy in School ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 14 | Device Stage

    Hey there and it’s the day of the Launch! Now, with Device Stage in Windows 7, when you plug in a device it automatically identifies the device, even your specific device (color and model), and gives you specific calls to action for that particular device. It can act the source for the device documentation...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 13 | a Good VS. a Cool Feature

    Today is Day 13, therefore i would like to be more creative in describing the below; Windows 7 has lots of Features, some are the GOOD Features… and some are the COOL Features… and trust me there’s a difference :).. A Good Feature is one of the BASICS that is similar to the Vegetable plate that is rich...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 12 | IE8 Web Slices

    Put the Web @ Your Service with Internet Explorer 8 (IE8); IE8 is the latest web browser from Microsoft and is included in Windows 7 and is also available as a separate Download for earlier versions of windows; its main features includes search suggestions, Accelerators, Web Slices an inPrivate Browsing...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 11 | Enterprise Search

    Hey! You know, one of the Design goals in Windows 7 Enterprise is to Make Users Productive Anywhere . Windows 7 enables end users to be productive virtually anywhere they are or where the data they need resides. And one of the main tasks that is relevant to productivity is to have access to the information...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 10 | BranchCache

    Hey, it’s Friday today and i started blogging at 7:20 AM :o).. (Way to go for the Geek Right :P) Ok so One of the Design goals of Windows 7 Enterprise is to Make Users Productive Anywhere . Windows 7 enables end users to be productive virtually anywhere they are or where the data they need resides. I...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 9 | Genuine Windows

    Software piracy is the misslicensing, unauthorized reproduction and illegal distribution of software, whether for business or personal use. Acquiring counterfeit or pirated software increases the risk of obtaining viruses, spyware, malware, and phishing scams which can lead to a corrupted system,...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 8 | IE 8 Web Accelerators

    When browsing the internet… You have 2 buttons on the mouse (I’m talking PC)… the Right Click and the Left Click… so you can either CLICK / Double Click … or Right Click :o) .. The click is for what’s on the page… you click a link, a Button you select a text … etc… and when you want to do additional...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 7 | Different Editions of Windows

    Today is Day 7 :o) Well there are lots of version of Windows out there, below is an extract of the ones that you will most probably going to hear about when talking about Windows 7 Now the first question you will ask will be.. how will i know which...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 6 | Notification Improvement & Action Center

    Hey, it’s the 2nd week of the 20 4 7 (20 days, 4 weeks of Windows 7) ! One of the nice improvements in Windows 7 is that you get to control those left-and-right Notifications that your PC sends you and that all the Actions are consolidated into one place called Action Center Notification Area Improvements...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 5 | Windows Easy Transfer

    Windows 7 launches to the general public on October 22nd. Are you planning on upgrading your computer? Windows 7 offers a compelling combination of faster boot times, improved responsiveness and several fun and practical user interface enhancements. And moving to Windows 7 is very easy! Now Moving...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day 4 | DirectAccess

    Today’s episode is dedicated for the Enterprise users; Windows 7 Enterprise is designed to Make Users Productive Anywhere . So Windows 7 enables end users to be productive virtually anywhere they are or where the data they need resides. and one of the means to facilitate the users to connect to their...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day3 | IE8 Search Suggestions

    Putting the Web @ Your Service with Internet Explorer 8 (IE8); IE8 is the latest web browser from Microsoft and is included in Windows 7 and is also available as a separate Download for earlier versions of windows; its main features includes search suggestions, Accelerators, Web Slices an inPrivate Browsing...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day2 | Windows Taskbar

    Hey, it’s Day 2 of the 20 days, 4 weeks of Windows 7 and today is about how Windows 7 makes Everyday Tasks Are Faster & Easier one of the most important category of needs consumers have are around the things they already do on their PCs / Laptops. These everyday tasks include getting to their documents...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 | 20 4 7 | Day1 | Improved Battery life & Faster Boot & Shut Down

    Windows 7 Works the Way You Want: first and foremost, you want your OS and PC to “just work.” “ Works the way you want ” is one of the Design goals of Win7 and it embraces all the areas that technical people often refer to as fundamentals: performance, reliability, compatibility, fewer interruptions...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7: 20 4 7 with a Special Radio Feature on Gavin Ford in the Morning!

    Hey! Starting October 5th, 5 Days a Week for the next 4 Weeks, i will be writing about a feature or maybe something interesting regarding Windows 7 every day; i will also be featured on The popular Radio one 105.5 FM Show “Gavin Ford in the Morning” who will also be talking about Windows 7 every...
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