Windows 7 is now available!

Today is the big day!

Windows 7 has been launched with much fanfare. This morning I got out of bed early (tough for me to do), queued up Microsoft PressPass and watched the Windows 7 Launch Event live from New York City.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting an in-depth review series of Windows 7 for all to enjoy.

If you are interested in purchasing Windows 7 you can buy it directly from Microsoft and download it and install it today! To buy Windows 7 click here.

For those of you with Netbooks wondering how you can install Windows 7 without a DVD drive, Microsoft has tool available called the Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool. This tool lets you use your downloaded copy of Windows 7 from the Microsoft Store and a USB flash drive to create a flash drive to use on your netbook to install Windows 7. This tool is available at

Stay tuned for more Windows 7 stuff over the next 7 days!


UPDATE: Corrected link to Windows 7 USB Download Tool

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome!

Welcome to I’m so glad to be sharing this little corner of the Internet with you, my readers. As many of you may know, I used to run the blog “Ramblings of a Home Server User” located on Well, after much thought and consideration, I decided that it would be better if I moved on, and started anew. All of the content on will be archived here on at some point in the future, and I’ll make sure that the previous URL redirects to the new URL. For those of you that are wondering, yes, I will continue to support the SharePoint on Windows Home Server guide that I wrote, so please feel free to send me your comments, questions or concerns.

For those of you who are new, let’s begin with an introduction.  I’m Tom, your humble correspondent, reporting live from a top-secret location. I’ve been blogging on and off for about three years now, and I’m hoping that I can spend more time actually blogging than on hiatus. As you can probably tell, I am an avid computer user, and I call myself a “techno-nut”, meaning that I am nuts about technology.

With this blog, I’m hoping to accomplish only one thing. That one thing is to provide relevant, interesting, and useful information to the conversation about technology. I’d really like the content of the blog to be driven more by you the readers than by me the blogger. I’m always looking for discussion topics, product review suggestion, how-to guide suggestions, and basically anything that you as a reader will find interesting and will keep you coming back to So with that being said, here is a brief overview of the features of

– – This is where you are now. This is where most of the action will occur. Blog posts will be frequent (hopefully), and information will be shared.

– – This will be where videos will be hosted. I’m hoping to do video product reviews, tutorials, and other random things over on the Videos page.

– – Here is my Twitter feed for the blog. Here I’ll post blog updates, thoughts, and requests for chicken noodle soup recipes. (just kidding about that last item)

–  tom at tomontech dot com – Here is my e-mail address. Use this if you want to get in direct contact with me for any reason. This is also the place to send your suggestions, ideas, comments, concerns, and anything else relevant. ) Please don’t send me email saying that I’ve won the lottery in Australia, or that you are related to some member of Nigerian royalty and you need money to get out of the country. I get enough of those already)

With that, I hope you’re as excited as I am about the blog. I’m looking forward to presenting my thoughts, ideas, and perspective on technology with the community, so let’s enjoy and share in the excitement together!