Oct 272009

From Lifehacker.com…

The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts – Windows – Lifehacker: “Windows 7 adds loads of great shortcuts for switching between apps, moving windows around your screen, moving them to another monitor altogether, and much more. Here’s a quick-reference master list of the best new Windows 7 shortcuts.”

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Oct 232009

From TechNet…

Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7—Even on a Netbook: “Putting the Windows 7 installation on a USB thumb drive has a few advantages—a small USB key is much more convenient for carrying around than a DVD, the OS will actually install much faster, and you can use a USB key to install Windows 7 on systems that do not have a DVD drive, such as a netbook. In fact, you can even install Windows 7 on netbooks that have fairly modest hardware. Dennis Chung, an IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft recently posted a video demonstrating how easy it is to prepare your thumb drive and use it to install Windows 7. Here’s a quick look at the process:”

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Oct 212009

What Windows 7 means to Windows server administrators | Servers and Storage | TechRepublic.com: “You might think that Windows 7 is the sole purview of the desktop team, but there are features in the new desktop release that will significantly affect your work. Bear in mind that the Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 release is the first joint Windows desktop/Windows Server release since Windows 2000, so there are considerable synergies between the products.”

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Oct 212009

Microsoft Security Essentials: Does it have a Place in the Business World?: “Microsoft recently released Security Essentials, a free anti-virus and anti-malware ”pack” for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The software was created with consumers in mind, but, in a tight economy some businesses will undoubtedly be tempted to use it for PCs on their company networks. Is it a good idea? What are the drawbacks? This article takes a look at this replacement for Windows Live OneCare and helps you decide whether deploying it in your business is a great way to save money, an invitation to disaster, or something in between.”

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Oct 212009

From TechRepublic.com…

Plan and execute a smooth Windows 7 upgrade with the help of this flowchart | Microsoft Windows | TechRepublic.com: “Windows 7 is a big and welcome change to the client operating system environment for many users. But upgrading to the new OS requires careful planning to align options and configuration for an easy transition.

This Visio flowchart walks through the Windows 7 installation process for desktop administrators planning their migration to the new client operating system. It covers a basic installation, with helpful callouts of practice points to consider in installing Windows 7, and provides information about the automated deployment options, such as Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010.”

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