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Microsoft said that it would ship a public beta of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in July, but did not set a release date during the month.
The company made the announcement from TechEd, the Microsoft IT and developer conference that kicked off Monday in New Orleans. Continue reading »
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We already know that Microsoft plans to move from Windows 7 Beta to Windows 7 Release Candidate, and from then on it will put out six different versions of the Windows-based OS on the market. What we did not know was precisely what new bits and pieces would be introduced in the Release Candidate. Now we do!
“We’ve been quite busy for the past two months or so working through all the feedback we’ve received on Windows 7. It should be no surprise but the Release Candidate for Windows 7 will have quite a few changes, many under the hood so to speak but also many visible. Continue reading »
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Microsoft created a blog on MSDN for the Windows 7 project management. Blog started on 14th August. Development process and features are discussed on the blog. The primary goal of the blog is for this to be a place for open discussion about Windows Engineering. Continue reading »
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The latest topic of discussion among Microsoft lovers (and haters) is an Australian site’s article proposing 20 new features to be introduced when Windows 7 replaces Vista.While the value of these ideas is pretty much down to personal taste, the real question is whether they’ll actually be adopted by Microsoft. Here’s my take on the gadgetzone list: Continue reading »
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Windows unit head Bill Veghte said on Thursday that Windows 7 development remains on track.
The company has officially said it would ship by January 2010, but top executives have also said from time to time that it would be done by the end of 2009. Continue reading »
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Microsoft is changing the way it’s talking about the next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 7. “What is a little different today is when and how we are talking about the next version of Windows,” explains Chris Flores of the Windows Client Communications Team. “We know that when we talk about our plans for the next release of Windows, people take action. As a result, we can significantly impact our partners and our customers if we broadly share information that later changes.
“With Windows 7, we’re trying to more carefully plan how we share information. This means sharing the right level of information at the right time depending on the needs of the audience.” Continue reading »
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German computer magazine Chip reviewed Build 5619 of Windows 7. The article which is available online contains an extensive set of screenshots of the new operating system and a short German article detailing some of the changes of the new Microsoft operating system.
Their first impression was that the interface and design looked pretty much like Windows Vista and that most new functions were not visible at first glance. The Bootscreen of Windows 7 has changed compared to Windows Vista, it’s a full screen boot screen with a lightning animation. Continue reading »
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According to a PowerPoint presentation download PDF created by a technical staffer at Microsoft Denmark, the software vendor plans to invest in four major areas in the next client version of Windows after Vista. Microsoft has already begun working on its next OS, and one executive indicated last month that the company hopes to ship the follow-on during 2009 — although Microsoft later issued a statement saying that it is “not giving official guidance to the public yet about the next version of Windows.” Continue reading »
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In another example of the fact that Windows 7 will be everything that Windows Vista was not, Microsoft indicated a strong commitment to ensure a high level of compatibility for the next iteration of the Windows client from the get go. And the Windows 7 compatibility recipe involves addressing compatibility head on from the very early stages of the operating system. As early as the first beta, in fact. Continue reading »
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InfoWorld is reporting that Microsoft sent out an edict that all ordered computer and other hardware makers to begin testing their devices on the forthcoming Windows 7 OS as soon as the first beta version becomes available. Those don’t comply with the edict won’t qualify for Microsoft’s Windows Logo certified compatibility program. Continue reading »