Here are some good posts on the upcoming release version of Windows 7:
- Engineering Windows 7 Blog: Some Changes Since Beta for the RC.
- Engineering Windows 7 Blog: A few more changes from Beta to RC…
- Ask the Performance Team Blog: Windows 7 – Release Candidate availability / Office 2007 – SP2 Availability.
Both blogs are worth adding to the RSS Feeder. Though, the Windows Performance Team Blog is chock full of good information on the how and why of performance tuning the Windows OS.
The top two Engineering Windows 7 links came via the Performance Team Blog.
As soon as we have our hands on the new RC ISO, we will be moving my principle workstation to it along with one of our accounting VMs from Windows XP to Windows 7 to try QuickBooks out on it. And, if that does not work and the virtualized XP Professional is active in the new RC, we will be trying that new feature out.
It looks as though Microsoft has learned their lesson when it comes to providing value to the premium SKUs as the virtualized XP will apparently be available on Windows 7 Business and Ultimate versions. We suspect Enterprise will also get this treatment too.
Also, check out my fellow MVP Mitch Garvis: Talking About Windows 7. I was fortunate to be able to spend some time with Mitch during my time in Toronto (previous blog post). He is a very smart and very busy fellow! The video is just shy of 3 minutes. Have a look. Then, have a look at some of the other videos on the site too. There are some pretty good thoughts on the impact Windows 7 will have on their business.
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