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  • Blog Post: Ecosystem Readiness Program helps partners develop products for Windows 7

    To help the ecosystem of software developers, device manufacturers, independent software vendors and others prepare for Windows 7 – I wanted to let you know about the Windows 7 Ecosystem Readiness Program .  The Windows 7 Ecosystem Readiness Program is designed to help hardware and software partners...
  • Blog Post: Partner Software Ecosystem Continues to Line Up to Support Windows 7

    Hi, Mark Rogers here. I run the Software Ecosystem Team here at Microsoft. Building on Mike’s recent post on overall ecosystem readiness, I wanted give you a quick update on our progress helping developers get ready to serve the hundreds of millions of users of Windows with our next release. We listened...
  • 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: Partner Hardware Ecosystem Continues to Line Up to Support Windows 7

    Hi everyone! My name is Gary Schare and I run our hardware ecosystem marketing team. Building on Mark’s recent post on software readiness, I wanted to provide a deeper look at hardware readiness. Hardware compatibility is a critical feature of Windows 7. We must have strong support from the hardware...
  • Blog Post: An Ecosystem Update for Windows 7

    Hi, Mike Nash here from the Windows Platform Strategy Team. Earlier this week, I was in New Orleans at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). It was amazing to see the strength and scale of the Windows ecosystem at this event, particularly as we get closer to the launch of Windows 7. As I return...
  • Blog Post: A Closer Look at the Microsoft Booth at CES 2010 and Partner Products Inside!

    For many of you who couldn’t make it CES 2010 this year (including myself) in Las Vegas, we thought we would try to bring a little CES to you here on the blog. Mark Relph, Senior Director on the Windows Ecosystem Team and fellow blogger here on The Windows Blog, sent along a few videos for me to post...
  • Blog Post: Windows Summit 2010

    I have exciting news about a special event called Windows Summit 2010 . For those who don’t know, Windows Summit 2010 is a special event designed for hardware and software designers, developers, engineers, testers and other technology professionals who want to learn how to build great products on Windows...
  • Blog Post: 3 Things To Know About Our Ecosystem

    Any Saturday afternoon you are likely to find me at the local Best Buy or Fry’s. You see, I am a gadget nut and I love finding that next great product that helps me do something new or better. This is, of course, a good thing for the guy who heads up Ecosystem marketing for Windows. A big part of what...
  • 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: Canon Cameras & Printers with Compatible with Windows 7 Logo

    Canon was showing off their cameras and printers that have earned the Compatible with Windows 7 Logo at their CES booth. Mark stopped by to chat with Lisette Ranga and Nicole Centrone from Canon. They also discuss how their cameras and printers take advantage of Device Stage . Check out the video: ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and Windows 7 Compatibility Center now available

    Hello again! It’s Mark Relph from the Windows Ecosystem Team here at Microsoft.  There is a lot of excitement for the launch of Windows 7 and we know many of you are looking for information as you think about upgrading. To help you, we are announcing the availability of two great tools today – the...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and the opportunity for Developers - PDC09

    Developers! Developers! Developers! Greetings from the Microsoft PDC in LA – it’s Mark Relph from the Windows Ecosystem Team. I hope everyone is enjoying PDC this year either here in person or watching the stream at microsoftpdc.com . I wanted to give you a sense of what the Windows Ecosystem team is...