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What is a Test Drive?
Experience Genuine* Windows 7 running live on our servers in a test-drive environment. One click lets you test and assess Windows 7 from your browser through a collection of fully-featured virtual labs. Supporting videos provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the features and deeper product information can be found in the Learn More resources.
Windows 7 for Developers overview
Mark Russinovich - a Technical Fellow at Microsoft - discusses market trends, new features in Windows 7, and why Developers should develop on Windows 7 now.
The Windows 7 developer platform helps developers create applications compatible with Windows 7 and Vista. New features make it easier to enhance the security of applications, limiting the damage attackers can do if they gain access.
Create intuitive applications to optimize performance and user experience. Take advantage of new features like the Taskbar and Libraries, and fundamental features like Trigger Start and the new Troubleshooting platform.
Create distinctive applications that significantly enhance discoverability, usability and sheer enjoyment. Improved desktop integration puts functionality right at the user’s fingertips and new Touch APIs enable more natural user interactions.