Windows Weekly 105

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Windows Weekly
Episode 105


  • Windows 7 Release Candidate is here
    • Build 7100
    • Out now for testers, MSDN and TechNet subscribers
    • Goes out to the public on May 5
    • No new features, no new UI
    • Feature complete
    • Looks like a July/August RTM, September release
    • Microsoft confirmed to me for the first time that Windows 7 (and Server R2) will ship in 2009
    • Also: Windows Server 2008 R2 RC is out (Windows 7 Server)
  • Revealing Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC
    • This is the secret new feature I mentioned
    • Rafael and I have had this for some time now and were dying to talk about it
    • Adds a complete Windows XP with SP3 virtual machine to Windows 7 (Pro, Ent., Ultimate)
    • Run XP apps side by side with Windows 7 apps
    • Seamless, near 100 percent compatibility with all XP productivity applications
    • Basically an unmanaged version of MED-V
  • Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 is also complete
    • Will ship to customers in May
    • Some minor new features
    • Nothing to get excited about
  • Microsoft continues to deny Pink/Zune Mobile rumors
    • What's really happening?

Tip of the Week

  • Run built-in XP Mode applications side by side with Windows 7 apps
    • When you install new apps in XP mode, they appear on the Windows 7 Start Menu. But what about the built-in XP apps? (Like IE 6.) Here's how to get them running in Windows 7 too. [1]
  • Slipstream Office 2007 SP2 [2]

Software Pick of the Week

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description



  • Audible URL


Along Came a Spider by James Patterson (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Charles Turner

adtime: 0:32-0:42 and 50:31-56:25



adtime: 0:44-0:54 and 31:30-33:58

Production Information

  • Recorded Date: April 30, 2009
  • Release Date: May 1, 2009
  • Duration: 1:11:32
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes:
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