<Introduce yourself> I am excited to have the opportunity today to talk to you about Windows 7. Like you, we are all very excited about the General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 on October 22 nd and we have lots of exciting news and information to share with you on Windows 7. We will touch briefly on how Windows 7 fits in with Microsoft’s Windows Optimized Desktop solution, but will focus on updating you on what’s new with Windows 7, along with showing you a demo of Windows 7 features which will really show your customers that there’s no better time to migrate to Windows 7. As part of this presentation, we are going to show you features that will greatly improve end user productivity – these are features that are going to benefit everyone and makes Windows 7 really stand out from Windows XP or even Windows Vista. We are also going to focus on some of the improvements that Windows 7 offers to Enterprise organizations – features that the IT Pros are going to love. Okay…let’s get started!
Windows 7 has received tremendous response from the press since the availability of Windows 7 Beta back in January and continues to receive strong positive feedback for Release Candidate (RC) and RTM. What I wanted to point out to you on this slide is the tremendous response to Windows 7 in the blogosphere – and that’s important since that’s where the IT Pros hang out and their buy-in and evangelization goes a long ways towards building excitement. We are using a service called TruCast that goes out and captures what people are saying in the blogging community and captures their feedback, both positive and negative. Check out the graphic on the right and you see that 82% of the blogs are either positive or neutral about Windows 7 – contrast that with much lower numbers for Windows Vista below it. In fact, we found that 91% of consumers already have an awareness of Windows 7. See why Windows 7 has people talking - if you have not tested Windows 7, we encourage you get a hold of Windows 7 today and start testing it within your organization today so you can talk to your customers about the value and benefits of Windows 7.
Windows 7 offers compelling value to organizations in areas of Productivity, Security, and Management: Improve User Productivity Faster and Easier – Windows 7 introduces two exciting features to end users and IT departments: DirectAccess and BranchCache. DirectAccess allows end users the ability to access their corporate network without the use of VPN software. It’s that simple. If you have access to the Internet, you have access to your company SharePoints, network shares, Emails…everything! Access to information anywhere – For those companies who maintain multiple geographic locations, BranchCache will help end users access remote data faster and easier than ever. BranchCache is a feature that allows data accessed remotely to be cached locally so the local end users see faster file access performance. Remove barriers to information – Federated Search allows you to search and view content from local, network and Internet repositories all within a single view. Increase Security Built on Win Vista foundation – Windows 7 builds on the Vista foundation and offers additional security capabilities over what Vista has to offer Protect users, infrastructure and data – With BitLocker To Go, IT departments now have the ability to automatically encrypt any USB drive attached to a Windows 7 machine. And you can still use these encrypted drives on XP/Vista machines! Protect users, infrastructure and data – In addition, IE 8 introduces built-in anti-phishing and anti-malware that protects against malicious and social engineering attacks coming from unknown external sites. Streamline PC Management Easy Migration - Migration from Vista to Windows 7 using the Windows Image Management interface. It makes the transition to Windows 7 a snap. Extending the life your PC – Windows 7 has shown it can run on a lower resources than Windows Vista, which means your desktop hardware investment life cycle can be extended. Keeping PC’s Running – PC stability is the #1 goal of any IT administrator. A big obstacle to that objective has traditionally been end-users downloading non-business approved software to their desktop, introducing application conflicts and possible malware. With Windows 7 AppLocker, IT departments now have the ability to specify what applications (and versions) are allowed to be installed.
Our SKU line-up is based on listening to feedback from customers and partners and here is what they have told us and how we are addressing their feedback in Windows 7: Customers wanted clarity on which version of Windows is the right version for them. So…Windows 7 will be offered primarily in 2 editions: Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional. 2. Customers wanted upgrading to a different SKU to be easier. So…for Windows 7, we are using a single image for all SKUs. This means the bits for all the editions are already on your computer if you are running Windows 7. With Windows Anytime Upgrade, users can unlock and upgrade to a different SKU much easier than before. <add example if time permits> So let’s say a customer purchases Windows 7 Home Premium and then they want to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. Using Windows Anytime Upgrade a customer can upgrade to another version of Windows 7 much easier now that we have a single image for every SKU . Users will be able to unlock upgraded editions of Windows 7 without original media or additional software as everything they need in order to upgrade will be on their PC already. 3. Customers did not like losing features when upgrading to a different SKU. So…in Windows 7, each SKU is a superset of the previous SKU. No features are lost on upgrade.
</optional to use.. Only if time permits> Windows licenses available through Volume Licensing are upgrade-only licenses . They do not replace purchasing the initial Windows licenses for software that comes pre-installed on new PCs. Each desktop that runs the Windows 7 upgrade must first be licensed to run one of the qualifying operating systems—otherwise the PC will not have a valid, legal Windows license. If a customer doesnt have a pre-existing license for a genuine, qualifying OS on their PC, see the “Get Genuine Options” section in this in Windows 7 VL Guide (https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40107051). Each of these conditions must be met in order for a base PC to be eligible for an upgrade license: Software under the qualifying OS license must already be installed on the device that will be assigned the Volume Licensing upgrade. You must remove the existing qualifying OS from the device in order to deploy the Volume Licensing upgrade license, unless the PC is covered by Software Assurance. Customers who wish to install or run more than one licensed OS at one time (including the qualifying OS), may either: Acquire Software Assurance for their Volume Licensing upgrade license. Purchase full Windows 7 licenses, separately.
FULL version of Windows 7 Upgrade Paths can be downloaded http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E170EBA1-5BAB-401F-BBF5-00F0EE7FE0FB&displaylang=en or on TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx
Here’s a high-level view of MDOP and the suite of six technologies that are part of MDOP. <Read short description of each MDOP component> This slide shows that if you went out and individually purchased components for application virtualization, desktop (OS) virtualization, software asset management, desktop policy and security management, desktop monitoring and PC repair software you’d spend up to $93.50 per PC over 3 years. With MDOP, we give you all these solutions in one bundle for less than 1/3 the cost. We went shopping so you don’t have to. ------------------------------------------------- Gartner Source - http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol4/article6/article6.html
#1 Doug Spindler – Intro to Win7 at MSFT-SF-2009-10-15
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<ul><li>Key Milestones for Windows 7 </li></ul><ul><li>July 22 – Windows 7 Release to Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>September 1 – Windows 7 included on Price List </li></ul><ul><li>October 22 – Windows 7 General Availability (GA) </li></ul> Beta RC RTM GA We are here Jan 2009 May 2009 Oct 22, 2009 July 22, 2009 Sept 1, 2009 Windows 7 included on Price List
“ One thing becomes obvious after only a few minutes of playing with the new interface: The Windows 7 design team has paid an enormous amount of attention to small details and have focused on workflows and end-to-end experiences , not just on dialog boxes and feature sets.” “ In general, I have found Windows 7 a pleasure to use . There are a few drawbacks, but my preliminary verdict on Windows 7 is positive . Even in beta form, with some features incomplete or imperfect, Windows 7 is, in my view, much better than Vista.” Windows Vista Windows 7 TruCast
Streamline PC Management <ul><ul><li>Easy migration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend life of PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep PCs running </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows PowerShell 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VHD Support </li></ul></ul>Improve User Productivity <ul><ul><li>Faster and Easier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access information anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove barriers to information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DirectAccess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BranchCache </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated Search </li></ul></ul>Increase Security <ul><ul><li>Most secure operating system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect data & PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect users & infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BitLocker To Go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AppLocker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IE8 </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Reasons You Should Migrate to Windows 7: </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 7 has superior features sets to Windows XP for improved performance and reliability </li></ul><ul><li>XP is going away so you need to upgrade now </li></ul><ul><li>Get all the value of Windows 7 without hardware investment </li></ul><ul><li>Run your XP applications on Win7 Professional & Enterprise with Windows XP Mode </li></ul>
An Edition of Windows Right for Every Customer Windows 7 SKUS are a superset of the previous SKUS * Not available in all markets Featured Products Full Package Product (FPP) Pre-Installed on PC (OEM) Volume Licensing
What Qualifies for Windows 7 Professional VL upgrade license? *Windows XP Starter, Home/Vista Starter, Home, Home Premium/Windows 7 Starter/Home/ Premium are only qualifying OS under Academic licensing** Operating Systems New EA/ Open Value Existing EA/ Open Value Select Open Windows 7 Enterprise (N,K, KN) x x x x Professional (N, K, KN, Diskless) x x x x Ultimate x x x x Windows Vista Enterprise (N,K, KN) x x x x Business (N, K, KN, Blade) x x x x Ultimate x x x x Windows XP Professional x x x x Windows 2000 Professional x x x Windows NT Workstation 4.0 x x x Windows 98 (including 2nd Edition) x x x Apple Macintosh x x x
<ul><li>Direct upgrade: Customer can perform in place upgrade to Windows 7. This option saves all data and settings in place. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vista Business Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vista Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clean Install: Customer must back up data, perform clean install of OS then restore data, programs and settings in Windows 7. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP Pro Windows 7 Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP Home Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 7 Beta/RC Windows 7 (any version) </li></ul></ul>
MDOP Enabling Technologies Security & Compliance Enable governance and change control Manage software assets across the Enterprise Improve User Productivity Accelerate OS migrations Build business continuity for applications Enable roaming and free seating Streamline PC Management Reduce application management costs Reduce help desk and mobile support costs Proactively manage desktop crashes and hangs
Benefits Gartner suggested 3-Year Value (per desktop)
Combined value to deliver the optimized desktop Key Scenario Benefits Features Enhance User Productivity <ul><ul><ul><li>Provide faster, more scalable, and efficient access to network resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide users with seamless access to applications and data from anywhere, helping to increase their productivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide users with a rich desktop experience from unmanaged or thin clients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receive Window auto-tuning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SMB 2.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IPv6 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DirectAccess </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BranchCache™ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VDI enhancements </li></ul></ul></ul>Protect Sensitive Data <ul><ul><ul><li>Enable policy-based network security by allowing only healthy PCs to access network resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network access protection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Server and domain isolation </li></ul></ul></ul>Reduce Costs with Enhanced Manageability <ul><ul><ul><li>Update and manage mobile PCs even when not on the corporate the network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publish server-based applications directly to users’ desktops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Centrally aggregate important client and server events to help desk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DirectAccess </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remote Desktop Services (RDS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event forwarding </li></ul></ul></ul>