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Windows 7 Waits on Partner Readiness, Sinofsky Says

Users testing Microsoft's Windows 7 Beta have been asking Microsoft when it will release the final product, but Microsoft isn't saying right now, according to a Windows 7 team blog posted on Friday.

Feds Slog Through Windows 7 Documentation

Microsoft's rollout of Windows 7 Beta, the company's newest operating system, has resulted in a stepped-up workload for the Department of Justice effort overseeing Microsoft's compliance with a past federal court antitrust ruling.

Microsoft Releases Desktop Virtualization Beta

Microsoft released a beta of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), which lets users run older OSes and applications on newer Windows systems.

Windows 7 Remote Server Admin Tools Released

Microsoft released Windows 7 Beta tools that let system administrators perform remote management of Windows servers from their desktop PCs.

Microsoft Updates Windows Media Player Patch

Microsoft published an update to a Windows Media Player patch on Tuesday, the same day as its January general security update release.

Microsoft Extends Free Windows 7 Beta to Jan. 24

Microsoft extended the general availability of its free Windows 7 Beta trial offer through Jan. 24 and removed the cap on the number of downloads within that time.

UPDATE: Windows 7 Beta: Don't Panic Getting It

TechNet Plus and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers have reportedly had problems getting product keys for the Windows 7 Beta, and the free general public version is slightly delayed, Microsoft says.

Microsoft Touts Power Management in Windows 7

Improved power management got briefly mentioned among the expected benefits of Windows 7 on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show.

UPDATE: Microsoft May Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrades to Consumers

A memo purportedly from Microsoft to its OEM partners suggests that Microsoft will offer upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows 7, starting possibly on July 1, 2009.

First Look: Windows 7

Don't expect many core improvements from Windows Vista, but there are some around the edges.

2009: The Year of Windows 7?

Consumers have good reason to be excited about the next OS -- and Microsoft has good reason to ship it sooner rather than later.

Samba and OpenLDAP: Something New Under the Sun

Two key open source solutions got new versions recently, and Emmett's here to point out the highlights of each.

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