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    Unhappy Microsoft unveils Windows 7

    Acording to this news artical, Microsoft Windows are planning to release a new operating system in early 2010. How does this effect AutoCAD & Revit on 32bit & 64bit versions?
    Particularly if they are planning to use this cloud enviroment for data sharing.

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    I've tried some simple Revit files (no worksets or central/local) on their Live Mesh Preview and works fine. Revit just sees a local file, the syncing between machines just copies it. Conflict resolution is basic, both have changed which one do you want to keep, on the preview but expect that will get better.

    http://rcd.typepad.com/rcd/2008/10/l...live-mesh.html

    The "cloud platform" is Windows Azure but expect 7 will hook into it.
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    I have reservations about the cloud environment, if it is based on code used for Offline Files.

    Use Process Monitor when launching AutoCAD and the CUI on a machine with the network CUI files marked as available offline. The amount of traffic to the local hidden cache is staggering.
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    and let's not even begin to be concerned about security and confidentiality on someone elses cloud.... If/when software vendors accept professional responsibility and liability for their products, we might see something that's more than a toy.

    but back to W7 -- based on the limited information out, I would expect apps that work on vista to work equally well on Seven. the basic underpinnings are not supposed to be revamped. or so the rumours go.
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    I wouldn't worry about that. I'm confident that AutoCAD and Revit programs work on Windows 7.

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    The early reviews are coming in on W7, and every one I've heard is positive. MS has made their Release Candidate available to anyone who dares venture, and even with limited drivers at this stage in the game, I know a few professionals who have put it on their production machines because they prefer it to XP and Vista.

    Also MS has put out really attractive pricing for those who want to upgrade to W7.

    I think this all comes about from an acknowledgement that Vista was a trainwreck. Truly, W7 is mostly just Vista done right (reminds me of ACAD r14?)

    The best part of the news I've heard is this: W7 is lighter weight than Vista. People are putting this OS on their netbooks, and on systems that are 3 and 4 years old and running it beautifully.

    In case anybody wonders, I have no affiliation with MS at all. I knock them and their product when it is deserved, but I'll give them credit when due.

    This is something they've done right for a change.

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