Posts in Windows 7 Beta

The New Internet Games in Windows 7

By Brandon LeBlanc

If you’re running the Windows 7 Beta and hadn’t already noticed, we are introducing 3 new Windows Games for Windows Internet Backgammon: Internet Checkers: Internet Spades: These games were well liked in Windows Due to the amount of requests we… Read more

Test Updates for Windows 7 Beta Users

By Brandon LeBlanc

Starting February 24, we will be releasing up to 5 test updates to PCs running the Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000) via Windows These updates allow us to test and verify our ability to deliver and manage the updating of… Read more

Windows 7 Beta Brings New Functionality to Games Explorer

By Brandon LeBlanc

In Windows Vista, we introduced the Games This is the place where you can launch and manage your games, including built-in Windows games such as Solitaire and Chess Titans, and also PC games such as Games for Windows (and Games… Read more

Enabling Multi-Touch in the Windows 7 Beta

By Brandon LeBlanc

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 In order to take advantage of it, you are going to need a… Read more

General availability for the Windows 7 Beta to end

By Brandon LeBlanc

First off: thank you for your interest in beta testing Windows 7! As we near January 24th, we wanted to update everyone again on the next steps for the Windows 7 The amount of feedback we have received has been… Read more

Updates to the Windows Experience Index in Windows 7

By Brandon LeBlanc

Some of you have noticed some changes to the Windows Experience Index in the Windows 7 Beta and have asked us to share more details about those Today, you can read about those changes and how we’ve engineered the Windows… Read more

What are People saying About the Windows 7 Beta?

By Brandon LeBlanc

There are a lot of really good comments from folks using the Windows 7 Beta all over the web –and I thought I’d take a moment to share some favorites with These quotes are just some of what is being… Read more

Hotkey Cheat Sheet for the Windows 7 Beta

By Brandon LeBlanc

Are you someone who relies on hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) quite a bit? Fellow Microsoftie Brandon Paddock has published a cheat sheet of hotkeys that people might find useful with the Windows 7 Read more