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  • Blog Post: Windows 7: More than 90 Million Copies Sold!

    Today during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, our Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein announced that Windows 7 has sold 90 million licenses to-date! That's a lot of Windows 7.  We're humbled and excited that people are responding so positively to Windows 7 - our customers...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Showing Great Momentum & Fantastic Ecosystem Support

    Wow – it’s hard to believe a year ago at CES we were launching the beta for Windows 7. And it’s been over 2 months since the launch of Windows 7 – the result of all the great feedback and testing we received by you from both the beta and RC releases. Now that Windows 7 has been out for a few months,...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Mode RC Now Available

    Back in April, we introduced the Windows XP Mode beta and after a few months of incorporating your enthusiastic feedback, today we are announcing the availability of the Windows XP Mode Release Candidate . Download: Windows XP Mode Release Candidate As you may know, Windows XP Mode is specially designed...
  • Blog Post: The Windows 7 Beta Kicks Off This Week

    I would like to take a moment and share some exciting Windows news being announced tonight by Steve Ballmer during his keynote address in Las Vegas – kicking off the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show . In October, we revealed the next version of our Windows operating system – Windows 7 - to software developers...
  • Blog Post: Cool PCs, Devices and Apps - CES 2010 Partner Showcase and Re-cap

    Kicking off the new year with a bang, our Partners announced and showcased all kinds of awesome new products for Windows 7 at the 2010 International CES. I spent some time over the week compiling many of those announcements which include PCs, hardware and apps. This list is in no particular order. And...
  • Blog Post: OEMs Pick Up Windows 7 RTM Code Today in Redmond

    When we announced Windows 7 had RTM’d on Wednesday, I posted that OEMs would receive the RTM code within a few days. Well, it’s been a few days! Earlier today, a handful of OEMs arrived in Redmond to pick up their RTM code. In the past when a Windows release reaches RTM, we have traditionally given some...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Multi-Touch in the Windows 7 Beta

    Now that the Windows 7 Beta has been out for a while, I’d like to highlight how folks can try out Windows Touch , Windows 7’s new multi-touch capabilities. In order to take advantage of it, you are going to need a PC that supports multiple touch points. Today – there are a few PCs on the market to choose...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7’s Big Day Tomorrow + New Offers Announced!

    Tomorrow’s our big day – Windows 7 officially launches and hits General Availability (or GA as we have acronyms for everything). That means Windows 7 will be available for purchase worldwide! I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some things to look out for as Windows 7 becomes available in stores...