Saturday, April 18, 2009

Beta in May: Windows 7, Configuring Exam

As Windows 7 gets nearer and nearer to a rumored release date this year, the Microsoft Learning Group will be close behind with an exam for the OS. Before that happens, the exam still must be put to the usual beta test cycle. The Born to Learn blog announced a few days ago that the Windows 7 beta test will take place from May 5 to 18, with registration opening up for the exam on April 27.

Beta in May: Windows 7, Configuring Exam



Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Running XP? You can’t upgrade to Windows 7

Microsoft has confirmed it isn't providing an upgrade path for Windows XP to Windows 7.

"We realized at the start of this project that the 'upgrade' from XP would not be an experience we think would yield the best results. There are simply too many changes in how PCs have been configured (applets, hardware support, driver model, etc) that having all of that support carry forth to Windows 7 would not be nearly as high quality as a clean install. This is something many of you know and already practice."

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Windows 7 Exams Development Under Way

With Windows 7 scheduled to be released later this year, Microsoft Learning is closing in on exam development. On the Born to Learn blog, the group announced some preliminary information on three new MCST-level exams for the upcoming OS.

  • 70-680, TS: Windows 7, Configuring
  • 70-685, MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
  • 70-686, MCITP: Windows 7, Desktop Administrator

New Windows 7 Exams