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  • Blog Post: 7 Up

    Windows 7 has a lot to offer for developers. If I had to pick the 7 most relevant or the 7 “sexiest” I would go with James’ list. Over the past week Jim O’Neil wrote a series of blog posts about his 7 favorites. Learn how to take advantage of these cool features on Jim’s blog . Be prepared for some...
  • Blog Post: New Efficiency Launch Event Live on Monday

    Experience The New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego October 26th Virtually! www.thenewefficiency.com/live View and download 18 IT Professional and Developer focused live sessions from San Diego starting at 9am PDT October 26th . Focusing on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Application Compatibility – an IT Pro Guide

    App Compat is only for developers, right? Not quite. If you are an admin you know what I am talking about. Lots of application – many of them still on Windows XP – need to be migrated to support the rollout of a new OS. Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only) and Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit) have been...
  • Blog Post: New Windows 7 UI features for developers

    There’s a series of great screen casts up on Channel9. In just 10 minutes you will get a basic aunderstanding on how to implement/use the new feature. Each episode also includes downloadable source code : Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Overlay Jump Lists Preview (Windows Peek)   See it all on Channel9 and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 hit RC today

    Yes! Find the latest and greatest about both release candidates (RC) on TechNet Edge . TechNet Edge, your source for up to date news, interviews and screen cast for IT Professionals worldwide. Some links IT Professionals (and developers as well) will be excited about: Windows Server 2008 RC interview...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP to Windows 7 migration over wireless

    TechNet Edge video demonstrating migration of 20 laptop computers from XP SP3 to Windows 7 over WIRELESS! Video .
  • Blog Post: Sysinternals now on Twitter

    Too good to be true? @ sysinternals on Twitter (since December 2008).
  • Blog Post: Snappy Windows 7 installation

    Just finished installing Windows 7 on an ASUS 1000HE netbook. 23 minutes from inserting the install DVD to first boot into finished OS. While I use this netbook for a week with Win7, a reinstall was necessary because I “found” an SSD disk, 64GB. I want the solid state disk instead of the built in 160GB...
  • Blog Post: Meetings and email

    Here’s a look at the summary of application usage on my netbook (1000HE) this morning between 7:00am and noon. I run Windows 7, Aero Glass is enabled and the power settings are left at “Balanced”. The morning was filled with meetings, not so much email and some research about IT Pro community work on...
  • Blog Post: Size matters

    Size matters when it comes to netbooks. See the picture of my last 3 generations of laptop, notebook, netbook bags. The netbook is almost completely sunken in the small cross body bag right of the apple. No, not what you might think. I put the apple there for size comparison. I always had a desktop and...
  • Blog Post: Netbook or Notebook?

    I can tell you, I love Windows 7 on the ASUS 1000HE . I mentioned it already? All this rah rah about netbooks are netbook and not notebooks and you only use them for web surfing. Windows 7 (Win7) and the 1000HE make all the difference. At least for me. Over lunch I installed Office 2007 . Yes, the...
  • Blog Post: Netbook memory upgrade

    Just upgraded the 1000HE from ASUS from 1GB to 2GB. No obvious difference in Win7 performance. Apps seem to run faster now. I just had to install Office 2007. Runs very well with the built-in 1GB but feels snappier with 2GB. TaskMgr still shows only 700MB used. Am I old fashioned? A netbook is a netbook...
  • Blog Post: Netbook and Windows 7

    A combination that goes together extremely well. Over the past months I read a lot about netbooks and the Twittersphere is full of netbook enthusiasts twittering about their experiences and the fun they have. So I decided it was time for me to try one out. I ordered an ASUS 1000HE . Mainly for these...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Manageability Overview

    End of last week Microsoft published the IT Pro 30 page guide “Windows 7 Manageability Overview”. The information might have been lost over all the noise about CeBIT and recent announcements and the weekend. From the content: Windows 7 Manageability Overview    Increased Automation   ...
  • Blog Post: My 2 favorite Windows 7 blog posts

    I have more than 2 but these two are at the top. Brandon Live : Windows 7 Beta hotkey cheat sheet Tim’s The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Application Quality Cookbook

    The well known guide for developers has been updated. Find most relevant information about application compatibility, reliability, and performance in the recently updated “cookbook”. “This document familiarizes Application Developers with how to verify the compatibility of their applications with the...
  • Blog Post: Certification for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Bruce Kyle on the US ISV evangelism team has written 2 valuable posts about Logo certification and application testing for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Whether you are an ISV and think about certification or just want to make sure your apps work in Win7 or R2, here’s the links to his posts....
  • Blog Post: Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Air

    Roughly a year after my Windows Vista installation on a MacBook Air (MBA), it is time for an update. Running Windows 7 for quite some time on my personal laptop and on my office systems, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Vista runs great on the MBA. I almost never had any issues. Since a few weeks...
  • Blog Post: NUMA in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

    Phil just posted a series of videos/screencasts on Channel9 explaining the concepts of NUMA ( Wikipedia ) support in the upcoming Windows releases. Check out the posts and more details about support for 64+ processors in Windows on the MSDN Code Gallery .
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 – Beta Drivers for Microsoft Hardware

    If you are running a beta version of the Windows 7 operating system, the following information can help you find a beta software and drivers to download for your Microsoft Hardware product. I have a VX-6000 connected to my office PC and Windows Update suggested a driver download for my webcam that did...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Hits Beta

    Wow, this year starts with some exciting news. Last night at the International CES 2009 Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, announced the broad availability of the first beta release of Windows 7. Watch the keynote video and more about CES at microsoft/ces . The beta of Windows 7 is on schedule and feature...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Engineering

    Wow, the Windows 7 engineering team has just opened the doors to their blog on MSDN. Go to http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/ for the blog and subscribe. Some details about the new blog, its content, the idea behind it and the intended audience from the second post : "The audience of enthusiasts, bloggers...
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