In this article i will show you a small tool named “switcher”. Maybe you know the feature expose on mac OS S, Switcher enables this on Windows Vista and Windows 7 Clients. I guess if you install Switcher you never use “alt” & “tab” and “win” & “tab” again.
As some of you might already know Windows 7 is now released for manufacturing and will soon be available. Eric Ligman provides on the Microsoft SMB Community Blog a nice set of cool videos about the new features of Windows 7 such as User State Migration Tool, BranchCache, Direct Access, User Account Control (UAC) and many more. I recommend his blog post for everyone who wants a deeper insight into the exciting features of Windows 7.
Recently I installed Windows 7 RC1 at home to get a first glance at the new and exciting windows operating system. Shortly after installing Windows 7 I also downloaded Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to have a quick overview about the .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 and the development environment. Here’s a brief description how my setup and first look experience went like.
I’m currently working with Windows 7 Public Beta (Build 7000) and I’m very satisfied with it. I only had two blue screens since I have installed it 3 months ago. I would like to share some really cool features in W7 in an upcoming post and look at this video on Channel 9.
But the interesting thing from a .NET Developers perspective is the 64 Bit part of Windows 7 (that should be the same as in Windows XP 64 Bit or Windows Vista 64 Bit) which I will cover in this post.
First of all: Most of the things developing .NET are running very well. The drawbacks will be shown later…
I’m quite sure you know Powershell – this incredibly fancy Shell that allows you to do things you couldn’t even imagine without 🙂
Version 1.1 of Powershell is now heavy on market – every new software from Microsoft must be powershell-enabled.
But the best thing is that Microsoft announced, Powershell will be installed by default on every copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. And as far as I know there will be support for Powershell in Windows Server Core.