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, CIO.com'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.
When migrating to Windows 7, IT pros need to understand what business applications are truly being used, which need fixing and which are compatible with Windows 7. Here are six steps every IT organization should take when preparing apps for Windows 7.
A study conducted by Forrester Consulting concludes that the return on Windows 7 migrations will be well worth the investment. Meanwhile, Microsoft pushes application virtualization tools to motivate Windows 7 and Office 2010 fence-sitters.
Though Microsoft doesn’t make a big deal of Windows 7’s many networking improvements and new features, they offer a fine reason to upgrade from XP. There used to be many reasons to skip migrating to Windows 7; but as the operating system matures and XP ages, Windows 7 is becoming a worthwhile update.
Just before the Oct. 22 Windows 7 debut, Microsoft has released version 2 of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 – the add-on that holds most of the Windows 7 virtualization capabilities. Here’s the lowdown.
A computer running Windows 7 might be used by a single person, by a group of people in an office, or by a family in a home. Fortunately, Windows 7 was designed from the ground up to be a multi-user operating system.
Microsoft needs to be strategic with Windows 7 tablet design, marketing and price to have a fighting chance against the iPad and Android-based tablets, according to a recent report from Forrester Research. Here are four ways to build the best Windows tablet.
Despite the introduction of the iPad and the harsh words of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, netbooks will continue to thrive, say analysts and commentators, who cite the tablet’s missing features and relatively high price.
The iPad may have arrived with authority, but laptops and netbooks are still very much alive. As Microsoft and its hardware partners prepare for the back-to-school buying season, here’s a slideshow of the latest Windows 7 machines for work and play, from slim netbooks to big honkin’ gaming laptops.
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 CIO.com stories featuring BMW, Continental Airlines and more.
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.
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 CIO.com. One consensus: Windows XP is on life support.
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.
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.
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.
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 CIO.com. Follow Shane on Twitter @smoneill. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline. Email Shane at firstname.lastname@example.org.