Windows 7


Ballmer Talks Up Windows 7 at NYC Launch Event

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer formally unveiled Windows 7 on Thursday at a ceremony in New York City.

Report: IT Should Plan for Windows 7 Now

Microsoft will hatch Windows 7 as a full-fledged commercial operating system this week, and IT professionals should be making plans for it.

Rumor: Windows 8 Will Be 128-Bit

Windows 8 might be designed to run on 128-bit hardware, according to accounts cobbled together by blog sleuths.

Report: IT 'Tech Boom' Will Revive Next Quarter

The global IT market will see an upturn, starting next quarter, according to a report released last week by Forrester Research.

Feds Prepare To Make Leap to Windows 7

Government adoption of Vista has been anemic at best. But the prospects seem much better for Windows 7.

Top 5 Security Features of Windows 7

Redmond has talked a lot about performance, usability and manageability, but has said less about security. This isn't surprising.

Windows XP Mode Released to OEMs

Microsoft announced that the final version of Windows XP Mode was released to PC manufacturers on Thursday.

Ballmer Promotes 'New Efficiency' Vision for IT

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer gave a keynote talk at a Microsoft event called "The New Efficiency" on Tuesday.

Windows 7 Update Addresses App Compatibility

Microsoft released a minor update this week for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that addresses compatibility issues for some applications.

Microsoft Releases System Center Updates

Microsoft last week announced a number of updates to its System Center line of server management products.

Microsoft to IT: Deploy Windows 7 Now

Microsoft put out the word on Monday that IT organizations can start deploying Windows 7 now, citing the cost benefits of doing so.

Microsoft Exec Describes Search Ad Strategy

Microsoft executive Charles Songhurst answered questions on Microsoft's business strategy at the Jefferies Annual Technology Conference in New York on Tuesday.

MDOP 2009 R2 Arriving Next Month

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft on Monday.

Microsoft: Windows 7 Upgrade Could Take 20 Hours

Tests conducted by Microsoft show that upgrades from Vista to Windows 7 can, in certain situations, take more than 20 hours.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Released

Microsoft on Tuesday released its next-generation Windows operating system deployment tool for IT pros, called Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010.

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