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  • Blog Post: Partners to Support Native Windows 7 Mobile Broadband

    Yesterday at Mobile World Congress 2009 , we announced an amazing line-up of partners who will be supporting Mobile Broadband enhancements in Windows 7. These partners include:  Acer Asus Birdstep Technology Dell Ericsson HP Fujitsu Siemens Computers Huawei Communications Technologies Option Qualcomm...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

    I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going through significant testing and meeting our quality bar for RTM. Then, it goes though all the validation...
  • 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: 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: The Device Experience in Windows 7

    UPDATED 09/01 2:14PM I’ve moved the content of this blog post to a separate stand-alone page on the site due to it being so long and how it reads more like a whitepaper rather than a blog post. You can find the new page here .
  • 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: The Windows 7 Logo Program

    First, let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Relph and I am a Senior Director with the Windows Product Strategy Group and I lead a group known as the Windows Ecosystem Team. My team and I focus on a few specific areas – compatibility of applications & hardware, working with our partners...
  • 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: The Device Experience in Windows 7 - UPDATED

    I am posting this on behalf of Jack Tao who is a Program Manager on the Windows 7 Devices & Media Team. Jack is one of the newer members of his team and wants to introduce Windows 7's new device experience and the Device Stage feature. He joined the Devices and Media Team first as an Intern Program...
  • 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: Kodak talks using Windows 7 to offer ease of use for their customers

    Kodak has done a lot of work taking advantage of new features of Windows 7 such as Devices and Printers and Device Stage, for ease of use for their consumers using Windows 7. Mark Relph talks with Kodak at CES 2010 about seeing value with the Windows 7 Logo Program and what they’ve done to take advantage...
  • Blog Post: When will you get Windows 7 RTM?

    When will I get Windows 7 RTM? I recognize this is an important question to have answered. Many of you have said you want to know exactly when you will be able to get your hands on RTM. Last Monday , I gave an update on RTM to close out some myths. In that update, I also gave a broad timeline on when...
  • 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...