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[TechRepublic] Special Issue: Windows 7 - What it means to you

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Create a Windows XP and 7 dual-boot system staged for an easy migration

Greg Shultz shows you how to resize your existing Windows XP partition and then install Windows 7 in a dual-boot configuration on the same hard disk. Read more

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On-Demand Videocast: Realizing the Benefits of Unified Communications (UC)

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What Windows 7 means to IT consultants

Although Windows 7 presents new challenges for IT consultants, it will also generate new service requests and spawn additional work. Read more

What Windows 7 means to Windows server administrators

Scott Lowe shares 10 items that Windows server administrators need to know in order to adequately support Windows 7 clients. Read more

What Windows 7 means for network administrators

Windows systems specialist Brad Bird lists his top ten items in Windows 7 that will have the most effect on network administrators. Read more

What Windows 7 means to developers

Wondering what Windows 7 will break in your applications? Justin James assures you that there's not much need to worry. Read more

Windows 7 report card: The hits and misses

Windows 7 officially launches on October 22, so it's time for TechRepublic's review of what Windows 7 does well and where it still misses the mark. Read more

Windows 7 Professional feature-to-feature comparison chart

Microsoft Windows 7 compares favorably with previous versions. Greg Shultz shows which features exceed expectations for Windows 7, and which do not. Read more

I upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7 and survived

Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 7 may sound like a horror story to some, but Senior Editor Mark Kaelin risked it on his personal PCs and survived. Read more

Podcast: Can Windows 7 jumpstart the PC industry and IT spending?

Windows 7 arrives on Oct. 22 and The Big Question podcast discusses the impact it will have on the PC industry, IT spending, and Microsoft itself. Read more

Podcast: Will Windows 7 redeem the sins of Vista?

Microsoft's reputation hangs in the balance with Windows 7. Learn what Windows 7 has to offer and whether it can redeem the Windows franchise. Read more

Photo Gallery: Windows 7 System and Security Control Panel

Greg Shultz explores the various screens, configuration menus, and dialog boxes you will encounter in the Windows 7 System and Control Panel. Read more

Video: A demo of XP Mode in Windows 7

ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you how the new XP Mode available in Windows 7 can extend the useful life of your legacy applications and peripherals. Read more

10 Windows 7 launch party games

For all those operating system aficionados throwing Windows 7 launch parties; here are 10 game ideas to keep your guests entertained. Read more

101 Windows XP tips, tweaks, and hacks

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