You might be wondering where have you been Andre? Well, a combination of no Internet and being busy with other projects kind of held me back from celebrating the General Availability of Windows 7 on October 22, 2009 world wide. Windows 7 has been well received, from the numerous positive reviews and demos I have seen on television, everybody is looking forward to Windows 7, whether they are upgrading from a previous version of Windows or purchasing it preloaded on a new PC. Just to provide a recap of some of the events this week, I want to link you to some tutorial and guides along with a 70 page review of the new Windows 7 from yours truly and fellow colleagues I have collaborated with:
Notebooks.com Since I started contributing to the Microsoft Clubhouse, I had the privilege of seeing some of my early Windows 7 articles republished on microsoft.com. Since then other sites have become interested in my writing giving me further opportunities to have my articles reach an even wider readership. Notebooks.com is such a site, since early October, 14 of my favorite guides and tutorials have been published on the site, here are 6 of them:
A Look at the Windows 7 Editions: If you’re trying to figure out which version of Windows 7 is right for you this is a great place to start. This guide covers everything from editions and versions to pricing and upgrade paths.
How to Install Windows 7: This guide walks you through the installation process highlighting important steps and providing pictures to guide you through installing Windows 7.
How to Upgrade to Windows 7: If you aren’t installing from scratch then this guide is for you. It contains a walkthrough of an “in-place” upgrade and information about how to fix compatibility issues.
How to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 brings many improvements but it’s not as easy as an upgrade from Vista. This guide will provide you with tips to make it easier.
Using Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer makes moving your files and settings from an old computer to a new one easy. This guide walks you through how to use Windows Easy Transfer to get your files to your windows 7 computer.
How to backup your installation of Windows 7: Introduces you to some of the enhanced features of Backup and Restore in Windows 7 along tools for securing your installation of Windows 7.
You can check out the additional 8 articles HERE
ActiveWin.com Is another one of my favorite sites that I have been contributing to for a good while, and with the release of Windows 7, I and fellow ActiveWin.com contributors Byron Hinson and Fernando Javier Hualpa put together a 70 page review of Windows 7 detailing our experiences with the new Microsoft blockbuster, covering topics such as user experience, performance, entertainment, gaming, security, networking, developer and a whole lot more. You can check out that review HERE
In addition to the review, we updated our Windows 7 Frequently Asked Questions page with numerous questions and answers related to Windows 7 such as Homegroups, Upgrading, Activation, Migration and other topics of interest. You can check that out HERE
Now that Windows 7 has been released, I will continue to share my experiences with you about this exceptional upgrade. Its almost 1 year since the first public pre-release version of Windows 7 was released and to see it blossom into a product based on feedback from us the consumers and seeing the promised benefits come to fruition further strengthens my love for the Windows PC. Major Congratulations to the folks on the Windows Team and at Microsoft!