Windows 7 Bible: Your Complete Guide to the Latest Version of Windows

Updated: From pricing questions and a rundown of interface features to upgrade concerns and challenges presented by the iPad,'s Windows 7 Bible covers it all. Our guide delivers expert reviews, advice on planning and rollout, opinion pieces and news analysis on Microsoft's latest client operating system.

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Windows 7: What Enterprise IT Thinks

Happy Birthday Windows 7: Inside 7 Big Enterprise Rollouts

Look at you Windows 7! One year old and making everybody forget Vista was ever born. To mark the occasion, we highlight Windows 7 rollout lessons learned in stories featuring BMW, Continental Airlines and more.

Windows 7 Early Adopters Say Virtualization Key to Rollouts

Early Windows 7 adopters Expedia and Continental Airlines share rollout lessons learned. Here's a look at their secrets to smooth deployment, starting with smart use of virtualization.

Forrester: Windows 7 Enterprise Use Rises as IE Falls

While the onset of long-delayed corporate PC refreshes is a boon to Windows 7, the Internet Explorer browser is being left by the wayside as more business turn to Firefox and Chrome.

BMW Takes a Sharp Turn Toward App Virtualization

Auto maker BMW needed to hit the brakes on the expensive manual labor of installing and supporting software on each desktop. Here's a look at what they've learned about application virtualization so far and what they've saved.

Goldman Sachs: Windows 7 Upgrades to Fuel IT Spending in 2010

A Goldman Sachs report on IT spending for the next year and beyond indicates industry growth, with help from storage gear, server and PC refreshes as well as Windows 7 upgrades.

BMW Calls Windows 7 Rollout Smooth Driving So Far

German car giant BMW is racing to the next phase of its company-wide Windows 7 migration faster than expected, having won over internal skeptics. Here's a look inside their rollout to date.

Windows 7 Launch: Early Adopters Eager to Bid Farewell to XP

At the Windows 7 launch in October, businesses planning to migrate to Windows 7 discussed cost savings, testing strategies, and security hopes and fears with One consensus: Windows XP is on life support.

Video: Windows 7 Features for IT Admins

Testing Windows 7 in the Cloud

When mortgage software firm Ellie Mae needed to make sure its programs would run with Windows 7 for customers using the new OS, it didn't take the traditional test lab route. The company chose a new cloud-based Windows 7 testing service from Skytap, saving time, IT staff hours and money.

Windows 7 Availability and Pricing

CIO Alert: Five New Microsoft Licensing Tweaks

With mobility and virtualization pushing deeper into the enterprise, Microsoft has had to make changes to its software licensing schemes. Forrester outlines five of the most relevant ones and advises CIOs how to navigate (and negotiate) these tricky waters.

Watch Out: PC Prices Are Going Up

The price of computer parts is on the rise, according to industry analysts, putting the squeeze on PC makers who are trying to bounce back from a recession.

Get to Know Windows 7's Home Networking Features

Networking isn't just for business anymore--these days, home networks are the norm. In response, Microsoft is offering the Windows 7 Family Pack, which includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium at a discounted price.

Microsoft Discounts Windows 7 for Small Businesses

Mimicking the discounts it has been offering to consumers, Microsoft said that it will temporarily discount upgrades to Windows 7 Professional.

FAQ: How to Get Windows 7 on the Cheap

With the economy still in the tank, would-be buyers are looking for the cheapest way to get Windows 7. We've got some answers.

Windows 7: A Video Tutorial

Video: Hands-On with Microsoft Windows 7

What's new in Windows 7? In this 10-part series of hands-on video lessons, we take you through notable features for IT admins, new networking series, application enhancements, desktop features, and more.

Shane O'Neill covers Microsoft, Windows, Operating Systems, Productivity Apps and Online Services for Follow Shane on Twitter @smoneill. Follow everything from on Twitter @CIOonline. Email Shane at

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