Windows 7 released!
As of today, Windows 7 is officially the latest commercially available operating system from Microsoft. That’s a pretty cool thing for me in several ways. First of all, when discussing Windows 7 over the last few months I’ve had to add the caveat “and it’ll be available toward the end of October.” On several occasions I’d come close to forgetting that Windows 7 wasn’t already released since my work on it has largely been done for a while and all the people I work with have been running it for months (if not longer). At last I can tell people not only how excited I am about Windows 7, but also that they can go check it out or buy it right now. That’s pretty cool.
Another thing that’s pretty cool is realizing how fast it all seemed to happen. When I first joined the Windows Experience team at the beginning of Windows 7 I was a bit nervous about working on such a large project with a timeline that seemed near to an eternity . I feared that I’d get bored or that the work would drag on and on, and that in the end I’d just be dying to be done. Instead, the time flew by and it was fun. What’s more, our team planned and executed the release so well that it never felt like we needed to scramble to meet a deadline. We even somehow managed to avoid another common pitfall of always wanting to add “just one more thing.” Instead of feeling like it took too long or that we ran out of time to do everything I wanted, this release feels pretty darn close to “just right.” And the experience has given me unending optimism for the work our team will do going forward.
Anyway, what does this all mean for you? Well, for starters you can…
Buy Windows 7 or Windows 7 PCs from the new Microsoft Store.
Check out amazing new machines like the Dell Adamo XPS
Have you tried Windows 7 yet? Will you be buying an upgrade or a new Windows 7 PC this holiday season?