It’s great to see Windows 7 Beta finally released to the world! We're very proud of what has been accomplished over the last months; in many ways, it sets a new quality bar for a beta operating system release. Building on top of the Windows Vista foundation, Windows 7 adds a great deal of polish and refinement to both the user interface and the underlying architecture, while at the same time introducing many new features and improvements that support new hardware, give power users and casual users alike better tools to manage their digital lives, and enable new classes of application experience.
Over future blog entries, I’ll spend time drilling into some of those areas in more detail; of course, there are plenty of articles already out there that dissect Windows 7 in some depth, with the Windows SuperSite and Ars Technica providing notably comprehensive entries. I’d also like to draw particular attention to the series of Windows 7 interviews that Yochay Kiriaty has been posting on Channel 9, which give the inside scoop on the development of many of the most significant new features.
For now, though, I want to focus in on some of “secrets” of Windows 7: the many little tweaks and enhancements that we’ve made in this release that I’ve discovered and collated over the last few months of using Windows 7 across my home and work machines. These are the things that are too small to appear in any marketing document as “features”, but that you quickly miss when you switch to an older version of Windows. There are some who think that we’re arbitrarily hiding functionality to make Windows easy for casual users, but I’d argue that a great deal of effort has been put into this release to satisfy power users. In homage to those of us who enjoy discovering the nooks and crannies of a new operating system list, I’ve put together the longest blog post that I’ve ever written. If you’ve downloaded and installed Windows 7 Beta recently, I think you’ll enjoy this list of my thirty favorite secrets. Have fun!
This side-by-side docking feature is particularly invaluable on widescreen monitors – it makes the old Windows way of shift-clicking on two items in the taskbar and then using the context menu to arrange them feel really painful.
If it’s not obvious by the semi-tortuous steps above, it’s worth noting that this isn’t something we’re exactly desperate for folks to re-enable, but it’s there if you really need it for some reason. Incidentally, we’d love you to really try the new model first and give us feedback on why you felt the new taskbar didn’t suit your needs.
Hi, the only thing I don't like about windows7 is that we, the users, cannot view the source code and modify it and learn how it works like we can with Ubuntu and gnome and other Linux distros. Microsoft should make their software open source free software just like Ubuntu with the gnome desktop.
I have more than 2 but these two are at the top. Brandon Live : Windows 7 Beta hotkey cheat sheet Tim
I've been using the Windows 7 beta for a few weeks now. It's a winner! The [http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets] from MSDN Blogs has a great walk-through of some of the
Great set of tips. I was already loving Windows 7, but now can't wait to get home and try some of these out..And I was wondering why the fish?
@Josh Extreme wishful thinking. I'm a fan of Ubuntu and Open Source, but I very much doubt that MS will ever go down that path for their OS's.
Why is Microsoft making Vista SP3 and calling it Windows 7 and reselling it to us?, don't you think you should have been more honest to users.
Everyone knows that Windows 7 is just a giant service pack for Vista, you guys are double-dipping.
tip #22: I've been doing exactly the same for a long time now. I totally agree!!
Tip # 24: Are you referring to the Explorer on the task bar that always opens to an area I NEVER actually use?? If so, that is one great tip!
The buzz around Windows 7 continues to grow with great new features like AeroShake , integration with
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I took the plunge this weekend and moved my main Media Center PC up to the Win7 beta. The upgrade process...
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I have been brushing up on keyboard shortcuts ever since I installed the Windows 7 beta on my laptop.
This is a much more comprehensive list of tips than the one on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd451022.aspx. Thanks!
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