Friday, October 31, 2008

[TechRepublic] Special Edition: Microsoft Windows 7: Trick or treat?

October 31, 2008

Microsoft Windows 7: Trick or treat?

A first look at the Windows 7 PDC releaseFive things Microsoft has to do for Windows 7 to succeed
A lot of businesses have already decided to boycott Windows Vista, and many consumers would like to skip it, too. In order to avoid the same mistakes in the next version of the operating system, there are five things Microsoft needs to do with Windows 7.

Five reasons why Windows Vista failed
With Windows Vista's public perception in shambles and most IT departments stubbornly refusing to adopt it, has the time come for an early post-mortem on Vista? Here are the top five reasons why Vista has failed. Hint: Most of them aren't technical.

Windows 7: Questions and answers from PDC 2008
Microsoft provided visuals and a lot more details on Windows 7 at PDC 2008 in Los Angeles. Get all the details via a set of great reports from ZDNet's Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley.

Ballmer says it's okay to skip Windows Vista
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently defended Vista's honor -- again -- but at least gave a nod to enterprise buyers that planned to skip it and upgrade when Windows 7 launches. He also noted that a Microsoft purchase of Yahoo would still make sense, but there are no talks. And he called Google Apps primitive while he was at it.

Keep tabs on Microsoft by the codenames with our CodeTracker chart
Tracking Microsoft's product codenames is an (almost) full-time job, but it's a great way to figure out what the company is working on and its future strategy. Now we've made it a lot easier. Download our free CodeTracker chart from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.

TechRepublic SolutionBase: Expanding storage options with Windows Storage Server

Download this TechRepublic Resource Guide to learn what you'll find in Windows Storage Server to help solve storage issues in Windows Server 2003. (Dell EquaLogic)

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