Windows 7 News Roundup

The Windows 7 News Roundup is a new weekly column that looks back at last week’s stories that have been published on other popular Windows 7 websites. This gives users who are interested in Windows 7 a quick overview of the most important topics and news that have surfaced in the past seven days. This is an excellent way of keeping up to date without spending to much time looking for news yourself.

Official Microsoft News

Introducing the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 [Windows Team Blog] – Official announcement of the touch pack for windows 7.

Let’s talk about Windows 7 Starter [Windows Team Blog] – Microsoft announces the removal of the three application limit in Windows 7 Starter.

Safeguarding Windows 7 – Parental Controls [Engineering Windows 7] – An overlook of the safeguarding features that Microsoft has implemented in Windows 7.


Windows 7 Partner Video Contest [link] – Your opportunity to win some prices by creating and submitting a video about your Windows 7 experience.

Third Party News

Maximum Hardware Specifications For Small Notebook PCs [Tech ARP] – The site is listing the hardware restrictions of several Windows 7 editions.

Side by side: UI changes from Windows 7 beta to Windows 7 RC [Ars Technica] – An in depth comparison of the user interfaces of Windows 7 Beta and RC.

Windows 7 Touch Pack [SuperSite Blog, Within Windows, Ed Bott] – Reviews and news of the touch pack for Windows 7.

Windows 7 Entertainment Center [UX Evangelist] – Stephen Chapman posted a picture of a Windows 7-branded MCE entertainment device.

Windows 7 Upgrade News [APC Mag, Winfuture (German)] – Free Windows Vista to Windows 7 upgrade program is expected to start June, 26.

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