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July 24, 2009  2:34 PM

Soon, the real Windows 7 fun begins!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MDOP, MED-V, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Microsoft Operations Framework, Microsoft Solution Accelerators, new Windows 7 deployment tools, TechNet Deployment Tools Technical Reference, WAIK, Windows 7 deployment, Windows 7 deployment tools, Windows Deployment Services

OK, so now OEMs may have the Windows 7 RTM and MSDN and TechNet will have it on August 6 (in exactly two weeks, as I write this blog). In the very near future, the breathless hype and excitement of a new release will be replaced by the hard work of learning how to install, package, and deploy that...

July 23, 2009  3:31 AM

Download Windows 7 from MSDN on August 6



Posted by: Ed Tittel
download Windows 7 final, download Windows 7 final from MSDN, download Windows 7 final from TechNet, OEM access to Windows 7 final, Windows 7 RTMs

According to long-time Windows maven Mary-Jo Foley, Windows 7 RTM will be downloadable from MSDN on August 6. For all the various access points and related dates, see her "Who will get the Windows bits and when?" blog for 7/21/2009, or go...


July 21, 2009  1:25 PM

Serious Sign of Windows 7 Intent



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft WHS Power Pack 3, WHS Power Pack 3 beta, Windows 7, Windows 7 enterprise desktop support

Although what I am about to report may seem irrelevant to Windows Enterprise Desktop concerns at first blush, I plan to argue otherwise — and of course, that's why I'm reporting about a current beta and planned upcoming release for Windows Home Server Power Pack 3. It's popped onto my radar for...


July 17, 2009  3:39 PM

Good News on Windows 7 RTM for Early Adopters



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7 early release dates, Windows 7 RTM, Windows 7 to MSDN and TechNet, Windows 7 to OEMs, Windows 7 to Volume License (VL) customers

If, like me, you're panting with lust to lay hands on a copy of Windows 7 RTM so you can start building production PCs using the latest — and indeed, possibly also the greatest — Windows ever, I may just be able to share some good news with you. Last Tuesday, indefatigable product marketing...


July 15, 2009  1:51 PM

More on Patch Tuesday, July 2009



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Microsoft security updates, MS09-022, MS09-028, MS09-029, MS09-030, MS09-031, MS09-032

OK, so today is Wednesday, so that means Patch Tuesday has now come and gone, and the finalized version of the Security Bulletin Summary for July 2009 is now available. In addition to six updates, there's...


July 10, 2009  4:34 PM

Windows Internals (Inside Windows) Gets Welcome Update



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Alex Ionescu, book review, David A. Solomon, ISBN-13: 978-0735625303, ISBN: 0735625301, Mark Russinovich, Windows 2008, Windows internals, Windows Internals 5e, Windows Vista

Late last week, a small but heavy box showed up at my door. I'd long since forgotten bugging Mark Russinovich last December for a review copy of the latest edition of his Windows internals book:


July 8, 2009  4:32 PM

Blog Gets New Name



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7 enterprise desktop, Windows enterprise desktop blog renamed; Google Chrome OS, Windows Vista enterprise desktop, Windows XP enterprise desktop

In case you didn't notice, I've retitled this blog with TechTarget's blessing. Whereas it used to be called the Vista Enterprise Desktop blog, what with the looming release of Windows 7 and continuing interest in Windox XP on enterprise desktops, I thought it made sense to broaden the scope to...


July 6, 2009  5:14 PM

The Ultimate Win7 Upgrade Deal? Apparently not…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
enterprise Vista desktop, enterprise Windows Vista, upgrading Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7, Windows 7 volume pricing and licensing

Just when the Vista to Windows 7 migration path appears relatively smooth and clear, up pops another bump in that road to make life interesting. This time, there's been one very emotional and highly negative reaction to Microsoft's recent pre-release promotional pricing extravaganza for Windows 7...


July 3, 2009  4:03 PM

More about the Windows 7 Family Pack



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7 Home Premium family pack, Windows 7 licensing, Windows 7 pricing

As I reported in my blog from yesterday various Windows watchers are starting to zero in on language in the Windows 7 Home Premium EULA that indicates the planned release...


July 2, 2009  4:17 PM

Better, Faster, Cheaper–Say What?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
enterprise Windows 7, entrprise Vista, Windows 7 performance, Windows 7 pricing, Windows 7 reliability

It's a truism in engineering that no matter what customers request, when it comes to revising existing products given goals to make things better, faster, and cheaper, it's necessary to pick at most two of those characteristics to guide future development work. Thus, if you want a product or system...


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