Tag Archives: Windows 7

Windows Firewall, Windows 7 Style!

In my opinion it’s one of the greatest success stories in recent years. What I am talking about? Well Windows firewall that’s what. This gem has undergone a radical makeover since Windows XP SP2 to become one of the best … Continue reading

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Security Vs Functionality…Hmmm

Now I am sure many security people will agree with me that this seems to be the ultimate trade off.  I saw this yesterday and had to comment. This is the new User Account control option in Windows 7 which … Continue reading

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Windows 7 – The Choice is Yours!

Well today Microsoft informed the world about its planned release SKUs (versions) for Windows 7. There are no major surprises really other than the so called Business Edition now becomes Windows 7 Professional. In a similar line up to Vista, … Continue reading

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Make Windows Truly come a”Live”… with Windows Live Essentials (Beta)

After my recent review of Windows 7 on my blog a couple of folks have asked so how does Windows Live fit into Windows 7. Firstly in a big way. One of the perceived problems with Windows Vista is that … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Scores a 9 on the Richter scale…In other word it rocks!!!

For many IT Managers making the leap to a new OS can be very daunting. Planning, testing and eventually deploying can take weeks or even months.  It’s also not surprising that with the amount of bad press that has accompanied … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Starts to Surface!

With the beta release of Windows 7 due shortly, Microsoft have been keen to promote its big brother, Windows Server 2008 R2. So what are the new shiny bits and why should you care! Well for one thing Windows Server … Continue reading

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Will Windows 7 Include a Hypervisor?

Well with Hyper-V now launched and System Centre Virtual machine Manager 2008 about to be released there seem to be no stopping Microsoft in it’s mission to conquer the Virtualization Market. Having worked with Hyper-V now for some time I … Continue reading

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Windows 7! Is it all hot air?

Windows 7 (Codenamed Vienna) is the predecessor to Windows Vista.  Scheduled for release during 2009 W7 will be available in both 32bit and 64 bit versions. In terms of editions, little will change from the home versus business editions of … Continue reading

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