There’s no reason to wait for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

This week Microsoft released the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. Some companies follow the rule of not deploying a new Windows operating system before the release of the first Service Pack, however for Windows 7 there is simply no need for postponing deployments because SP1 doesn’t add any new features but only addresses some minor usability issues. On the Windows client operating system side SP1 is basically Read More …

Windows 7 RC Expiration dates

if you are still running Windows 7 RC you might have noticed the expiration notification, if not then be aware that as of March 1st 2010 your client will automatically reboot every 2 hours. Conclusion, it’s about time to move to RTM. More information here

VMware Workstation 7 RC available

Finally, after a long waiting time, VMware has released a release candidate for VMware Workstation 7. Aero support for Windows 7 and Vista Guests! Windows 7 support (as a Host and Guest OS) OpenGL and Shader Model 3.0 support for Windows guests Create guests with Multi-core or 4-way CPUs and up to 32GB of Memory Download VMware vSphere 4 and install ESX as a guest OS to try out the latest features. Dynamically Download the Read More …

Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate

It looks like the folks in Redmond have a busy time, after Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft now announces that the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 has reached RC status. I suggest they keep up the speed and bring us Windows 7 soon as well. More information is available here: Announcing the Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 RC Notable Changes in SP2 RC for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Hotfixes Read More …