In the Seattle area? Come to the Windows Networking User’s Group meeting

On Wednesday, December 2, the Windows Networking User’s Group is having their monthly meeting at the Microsoft office in Bellevue.  Chris Avis is the featured speaker this month, and the topic of his presentation is:

Windows 7 New Features: Windows XP Mode & Boot to VHD

Windows 7 introduces host of new features and technologies to simplify your work and make you more productive. Two technologies you may not have heard about are Windows XP Mode and the new “Boot to VHD” feature. 

Windows XP Mode allows administrators to migrate legacy applications from that Windows XP world into Windows 7 regardless of that applications compatibility with Windows 7. Windows XP Mode provides a virtualized instance of Windows XP that allows you to continue to run older applications while still enjoying the benefits of Windows 7. The best part of this deal is that it is FREE!

The Boot to VHD feature of Windows 7 allows you to boot a virtualized operating system “natively”. This provides for better resource utilization, access to some hardware components that normally can’t be used in a virtual machine, as well as eliminating boot code issues surrounding dual or multi-boot scenarios. Chris will discuss how to configure and run Boot to VHD features as well as some new options in Windows 7 that make creating and supporting this feature a breeze.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served at 6pm, with the presentation scheduled for 6:30pm.  If you are in the area and would like to attend, please RSVP.  For more details, visit the WNUG site at  (I hope to attend myself.)