Why Windows 7 beta performance is impressive

July 7, 2009
Windows 7 Beta: The 5 Most Important Things Microsoft Did Right
Network World
Mitchell Ashley writes why Microsoft is already showing successes with its Windows 7 beta.

“Nobody expected Windows 7 to be the stable beta version that it was. I think we were all a little surprised. I’ve used it on my laptop as my fulltime OS with relatively few issues, certainly nothing that prevented me from using Windows 7 productively. Performance of Windows 7 was especially impressive, including start up, sleep and shutdown times. Maybe expectations for Windows 7 were low because of Vista, but mine where high for me to believe Windows 7 could not only overcome the problems of Vista, but also really succeed as the next Microsoft desktop OS.”

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Cali Lewis’s Seven Secrets to Blogging Success
MSPmentor
Joe Panettieri offers some of Cali Lewis, GeekBrief.TV hosts’ tips on how to be an effective blogger.

“Here are Cali’s seven secrets to success … Understand your core brand value, start compelling conversations, be an asset, make friends, not fans, show appreciation, take breaks (and) always be upgrading.”

Isn’t MDM about the enterprise?
IT World Canada
Kathleen Lau writes that according to a survey by the MDM Institute, businesses are now re-evaluating their enterprise master data management (MDM) initiatives in response to the dwindling economy.

“A survey by the MDM Institute found that the economic downturn has led to 25 per cent of MDM initiatives undergoing review and re-scoping.”

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