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All Windows 7 this week

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The biggest news this week is all Microsoft PDC (professional developer conference) 2008 and here’s the quick link to the different news / previews on the much anticipated Windows 7 and the Azure (Windows in the cloud thingy).

Paul Thurrott’s preview of Windows 7

10 best features in Windows 7 for IT professionals

Ray Ozzie steers Microsoft into the cloud

Microsoft lays out Silverlight Ambitions

Activewin review Windows 7 Pre-beta M3 Build 6801 – “… It’s safe to say I am overwhelmed, overjoyed and most of all excited about Windows 7. This is the release of Windows everybody has been waiting for, it’s what Vista was meant to be and beyond that. Windows 7 puts the user first; it’s about going back to the fundamentals of what an operating system must do. Managing and maintaining your PC is exceptionally seamless in Windows 7 and users will appreciate the tremendous improvements and advancements this update will offer on both existing and new hardware form factors in the future. Windows Vista set the foundation for a lot of what is happening in Windows 7 today. Windows 7 makes security Essential, but not aggressive like Windows Vista. The improved UAC will no doubt give consumers confidence in this feature, just the fact that you can tweak it to a certain degree is a welcome change. Businesses will appreciate the improvements to how the OS is managed and deployed while mobile users can get better experiences between their work and home environments. Home Networking has finally reached a level of ease of use that will make even the novice to make those PCs in the home talk to each other. There is still a lot of work to be done as this early glimpse shows. But Microsoft is on the right path with Windows 7, focusing on ease of use, compatibility, better ways of interacting with the PC and managing the personal data. This is an upgrade I am looking forward to and you should too.”

ExtremeTech review Windows 7 – “…

If Windows 7 is to be successful, it’s not going to be because of a set of neat new features, cool multi-touch interface additions or better integration with the Internet cloud. It will succeed because of Microsoft’s revamping of its development process, and of the new focus on quality as customers define it, not as a software engineer might define it. It’s those two changes that give Windows 7 a real shot at becoming a classic operating system, much in the way that Windows XP became.

The need for redemption is a strong driver whenever we make a mistake, real or perceived. We not only want to do better, we want others to acknowledge it. Windows 7 looks like Microsoft’s stab at redemption.”

Neowin introduction to Windows 7 UI

Here’s some video for your enjoyment :

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October 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm