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    Windows 7 to support logon UI backgrounds

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    By anyweb,
    In the latest Windows 7 build (7057), recently leaked to the public, Rafael Rivera over at Within Windows has found that users can customize the UI logon background images to include custom images.   Rafael reports that the functionality was probably designed for OEM manufactures to include custom images for Windows 7 in pre-configured computers, but users can now include their own images without the need to use a simple third-party program. After enabling a registry setting, users can use any

    Windows 7: RDP changes improve remote desktop performance

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    By anyweb,
    The Remote Desktop Client in Windows 7 is equipped with new features and enhancements via Remote Desktop Protocol 7 (RDP). The most interesting enhancement is the support for Desktop Composition, full Aero glass effect.       Below are the features introduced in Windows 7 Remote Desktop Client   * Windows 7 Aero support * Direct 2D & Direct 3D 10.1 application support * True multi-monitor support * RDP Core Performance Improvements * Multimedia enhancements

    Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 beta coming May 2009

    Tobie
    By Tobie,
    Just an FYI that the Configuration Manager Team blog posted an announcement concerning the Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 beta that’s scheduled for May 2009. Included are some of the new features so if you haven’t seen it you’ll want to check it out here.

    Microsoft Still Vague on Possibility of Windows 7 Netbook SKU

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    By anyweb,
    Will there be a specific windows 7 SKU tailor-made for netbooks, or not? Until recently, that seemed very likely, but as time went on, the answer to that question got muddy again. During the past few weeks, Microsoft has been very adamant to reiterate that all Windows 7 SKUs can run on netbooks, and that it will enable customers to upgrade to higher SKUs easily. Recent comment by Steve Ballmer, however, indicate that Microsoft is still thinking about a specific netbook edition.   more >>

    Microsoft Makes IE8 Optional in Windows 7

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    By anyweb,
    Details are scarce at the moment, but testers familiar with the recently leaked Windows 7 build 7048 confirm that Internet Explorer 8 is now an optional component in Windows 7. This is most likely a direct consequence of the EU investigation into the bundling of IE. Still, a few questions remain.   more >> http://osnews.com/story/21079/Microsoft_Ma...al_in_Windows_7

    Microsoft Details 36 Changes between Windows 7 Beta and RC

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    By anyweb,
    Based on all the user feedback ignited by the Windows 7 beta, Microsoft has made a set of tweaks to the release candidate of Windows 7. The Engineering 7 weblog details 36 of those tweaks, in quite some detail actually. Let's take a look at some interesting ones.   The Aero Peek feature has been received quite positively, as it really can be quite useful when working with lots and lots of windows. It reminds me a lot of Expose - not in how it works, but in how useful it is. When I first heard

    Windows 7 Testers Find 2,000 Bugs: Be Proud You Found One

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    By anyweb,
    It's been nearly two months since the beta of Windows 7 was officially released to the general public, and some of us have been getting fidgety to know just what bugs have been reported and what will be fixed. Microsoft was biding its time, letting the information collect and nearly stagnate, when we finally got official word on some of the results of the testing process.   The reason it took so long, so says Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president for Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group

    SP2 RC for Vista, Server 2008 Coming Next Week

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    By anyweb,
    A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to Betanews this afternoon that the first release candidates (without numerals) for Service Pack 2 for both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be released to the general public for testing next week. This after private testers with the MSDN and TechNet services receive their copies first.   more > http://osnews.com/story/21040/SP2_RC_for_V...oming_Next_Week

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