Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 RC is Available

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Today, Microsoft released the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC) for general IT users.

What's new in RC?

In addition to improvements in performance, reliability, and compatibility, the Windows 7 RC has two new features that we think you will like:

Windows XP Mode (beta): We know that compatibility is a big issue for many small businesses. Which is why we are excited to announce the availability of Windows XP Mode (beta). This new feature allows Windows 7 Professional users to run many Windows XP productivity applications seamlessly in Windows XP Mode. Utilizing Windows Virtual PC, Windows XP applications can be launched with a single click directly from the Windows 7 desktop. (Please note that Windows XP Mode is currently not included at the time of downloading Windows 7 RC.) Install the Windows XP Mode (beta).

Remote Media Streaming: Remote streaming enables you to securely access your digital media libraries regardless of where you are. Simply associate two Windows 7 PCs with the way you connect to the Internet and allow Internet access to your media on both of them. Windows Media Player displays and plays the media libraries from those remote PCs in the same manner as other shared media libraries on a home network.

There is a lot to be excited about. So go ahead, Install Windows 7 RC today and experience for yourself why this operating system a great choice for your customers - and a great opportunity for your business.