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As the Windows team continues to labor on Windows 8, which will be Microsoft's 'real' operating system for tablets, Microsoft and its PC partners are continuing to try to make a purse out of a sow's ear and sell Windows 7 tablets for the next year-plus. At TechEd, Microsoft officials pitched yet again why Windows 7 makes a good tablet operating system. Microsoft is playing up the security, manageability and customizability features of Windows 7 tablets that are coming to market in the next few months as what users really want and need. Microsoft's salesforce is using an almost identical slide in pitching customers who are buying and/or thinking of buying iPads to try to convince them that Windows 7 tablets are more versatile and business-ready.