Windows 7: What’s in it for you?<br />AlaaAjweh<br />MCT <br />Jordan BITS®<br />
Agenda<br />Introduction to Windows 7<br />Usability Improvements<br />Performance & Power Saving Enhancements<br />Deploy...
Introduction to Windows 7<br /><ul><li>The Name, why “7” ?
Windows 7 Editions
Upgrade paths to Windows 7
Windows 7 Hardware Requirements</li></li></ul><li>Introduction to Windows 7<br />The Name, why “7” ?<br />Windows 7 Editio...
The Name<br />The name is based on the NT version<br />Not the first time to have the NT version name as the OS Name<br />...
Windows 7 Editions<br />Mainly, only 3 are available for retail (X86 and X64)<br />Windows 7 Home Premium<br />Windows 7 P...
Windows 7 Upgrade Paths<br />Upgrade from an Equivalent Windows Vista Edition<br />No In-Place upgrade from Windows XP<br ...
Windows 7 Hardware Requirements<br />Windows 7 requires less resources than its predecessor<br />CPU: 1 GHz<br />Memory: 1...
Windows 7: Usability Enhancements<br /><ul><li>New Taskbar
Aero Enhancements
Search Enhancements
Windows Home Groups</li></li></ul><li>New Taskbar<br />Pinned Applications<br />Index Number Shortcut<br />Integrated Star...
Aero Interactions<br />Aero Snap, Mouse and Keyboard<br />Full Screen<br />Vertical Maximize<br />Left and Right<br />Aero...
Search Enhancements<br />Faster search results<br />Introducing windows libraries <br />Integrated with Sharepoint<br />Se...
Windows Home Groups<br />Easily share Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents, and Printers<br />For printers, automatically do...
Windows 7: Performance Enhancements<br /><ul><li>Startup, shutdown, hibernation and sleep
Graphics
SuperFetching
Triggered Services
Overall memory savings</li></li></ul><li>Startup, shutdown, hibernation and sleep<br />Allows multiple drivers to load at ...
Graphics<br />GDI Concurrency<br />Vista used to allow holding system-wide exclusive blocks<br />Achieved through thorough...
SuperFetching, Triggered Services<br />Enhanced user tracking, reduced when the user is active<br />Doesn’t run if the Win...
Overall Memory Savings<br />Over 500 memory saving across kernel and runtime components:<br />Device support<br />Kernel<b...
Windows 7: Deployment Improvements<br /><ul><li>Windows Deployment Services
Windows AIK 2.0
Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM)</li></li></ul><li>Windows Deployment Services (WDS)<br />A Server Role in...
Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)<br />Installation of Windows 7 and prior windows editions.<br />Capture windows i...
Deployment Image Servicing and Management<br />DISM replaces the pkgMgr, PEImg, and intlConfg<br />Offline and Online serv...
demo<br />Jordan Remix 2009<br />
Windows 7: Manageability and Recovery<br /><ul><li>Problem Steps Recorder (PSR)
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  • The Core Parking feature, which is configured by using Group Policy, allows Windows Server 2008 R2 to consolidate process onto the fewest number of possible processor cores and suspends inactive processor cores. If additional processing power is required, the Core Parking feature activates inactive processor cores to handle the increased processing requirements. Windows Server 2008 R2 has the ability to adjust processor performance (or, “P-state”) and subsequently adjust the server power consumption. Depending on the processor architecture, you can configure how P-states are adjusted by using Group Policy, giving you very fine control over processor power consumption.Windows Server 2008 R2 supports the ability to boot from Storage Area Network (SAN), which eliminates the need for local hard disks in the individual server computers. And the performance for accessing storage on SANs has been greatly improved.
  • Jordan Remix - Windows 7

    1. 1. Windows 7: What’s in it for you?<br />AlaaAjweh<br />MCT <br />Jordan BITS®<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Introduction to Windows 7<br />Usability Improvements<br />Performance & Power Saving Enhancements<br />Deployment Improvements<br />Manageability and Recovery<br />
    3. 3. Introduction to Windows 7<br /><ul><li>The Name, why “7” ?
    4. 4. Windows 7 Editions
    5. 5. Upgrade paths to Windows 7
    6. 6. Windows 7 Hardware Requirements</li></li></ul><li>Introduction to Windows 7<br />The Name, why “7” ?<br />Windows 7 Editions<br />Upgrade paths to Windows 7<br />Windows 7 Hardware Requirements<br />
    7. 7. The Name<br />The name is based on the NT version<br />Not the first time to have the NT version name as the OS Name<br />Windows NT 3.51<br />Windows NT 4.0<br />Why it reads NT 6.1 in the “winver” command?<br />
    8. 8. Windows 7 Editions<br />Mainly, only 3 are available for retail (X86 and X64)<br />Windows 7 Home Premium<br />Windows 7 Professional<br />Windows 7 Ultimate<br />Another 3 <br />Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic for Developing Countries<br />Windows 7 Enterprise not for OEM<br />Special editions like “K” and “N”<br />
    9. 9. Windows 7 Upgrade Paths<br />Upgrade from an Equivalent Windows Vista Edition<br />No In-Place upgrade from Windows XP<br />Transitioning is available from XP through Windows Easy Transfer <br />Alternately in-place to Vista then in-place to 7.<br />Clean Installation is always recommended.<br />
    10. 10. Windows 7 Hardware Requirements<br />Windows 7 requires less resources than its predecessor<br />CPU: 1 GHz<br />Memory: 1 GB Ram<br />Graphics: Support DirectX 9 device, 128 MB<br />Hard Disk Space: 16 GB of Free Disk Space<br />Windows 7 performs better on the same hardware than its predecessor.<br />
    11. 11. Windows 7: Usability Enhancements<br /><ul><li>New Taskbar
    12. 12. Aero Enhancements
    13. 13. Search Enhancements
    14. 14. Windows Home Groups</li></li></ul><li>New Taskbar<br />Pinned Applications<br />Index Number Shortcut<br />Integrated Start Menu Applications<br />Tray Icons new management<br />Power Management<br />
    15. 15. Aero Interactions<br />Aero Snap, Mouse and Keyboard<br />Full Screen<br />Vertical Maximize<br />Left and Right<br />Aero Shake!<br />Aero Peak<br />New Themes<br />
    16. 16. Search Enhancements<br />Faster search results<br />Introducing windows libraries <br />Integrated with Sharepoint<br />Search the internet from within Windows Explorer<br />
    17. 17. Windows Home Groups<br />Easily share Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents, and Printers<br />For printers, automatically download printer dirvers<br />Safe, using a Home Group password<br />Control which to share and which to prevent<br />
    18. 18. Windows 7: Performance Enhancements<br /><ul><li>Startup, shutdown, hibernation and sleep
    19. 19. Graphics
    20. 20. SuperFetching
    21. 21. Triggered Services
    22. 22. Overall memory savings</li></li></ul><li>Startup, shutdown, hibernation and sleep<br />Allows multiple drivers to load at the same time.<br />Starts certain services, the remaining are off.<br />More aggressive to user applications<br />Reports which services took more time to stop<br />Less information written to the hard disk<br />Optimized for post-sleep responsiveness<br />
    23. 23. Graphics<br />GDI Concurrency<br />Vista used to allow holding system-wide exclusive blocks<br />Achieved through thorough analysis<br />Claiming for system-wide exclusive block is fine-tuned for rendering<br />Desktop Graphics<br />Amount of data needed to run applications has been cut in half<br />Accelerate common GDI operations<br />
    24. 24. SuperFetching, Triggered Services<br />Enhanced user tracking, reduced when the user is active<br />Doesn’t run if the Windows Experience Index Disk higher than 6.5<br />Reduced prefetching for large seq. files, write-only files, low memory machines<br />Services are off if not used<br />Domain Join, IP Change, device arrival and removal<br />
    25. 25. Overall Memory Savings<br />Over 500 memory saving across kernel and runtime components:<br />Device support<br />Kernel<br />File System<br />Security Components<br />Graphics<br />Media<br />Networking<br />Shell<br />
    26. 26. Windows 7: Deployment Improvements<br /><ul><li>Windows Deployment Services
    27. 27. Windows AIK 2.0
    28. 28. Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM)</li></li></ul><li>Windows Deployment Services (WDS)<br />A Server Role in Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2<br />Supports remote installations of Operating Systems.<br />Supports Multicast installations.<br />Works in Collaboration with Windows AIK<br />
    29. 29. Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)<br />Installation of Windows 7 and prior windows editions.<br />Capture windows images using ImageX<br />Create and manage WindowsPE images.<br />Supports configurations using DISM<br />
    30. 30. Deployment Image Servicing and Management<br />DISM replaces the pkgMgr, PEImg, and intlConfg<br />Offline and Online servicing.<br />Supports WIM and VHD.<br />
    31. 31. demo<br />Jordan Remix 2009<br />
    32. 32. Windows 7: Manageability and Recovery<br /><ul><li>Problem Steps Recorder (PSR)
    33. 33. Windows Powershell 2.0 and ISE
    34. 34. AppLocker
    35. 35. User Account Control
    36. 36. DirectAccess and BranchCache
    37. 37. Boot from VHD and VHD Mounting
    38. 38. System Restore Preview
    39. 39. Event Triggered Actions
    40. 40. Restore points from Backup</li></li></ul><li>Problem Steps Recorder<br />All-new feature to Windows<br />Records what user clicks and takes a capture.<br />Captures what application is involved.<br />Let’s the user comment on his actions<br />Generates a zipped file to be sent<br />
    41. 41. Powershell 2.0 and ISE<br />Built-in for Windows 7<br />Over 100 new cmdlets<br />Remote Management<br />Integrated Scripting Environment<br />Support for transactions<br />Get-help online parameters<br />Background Jobs<br />http://microsoft.com/powershell<br />
    42. 42. AppLocker<br />Controls what applications are allowed to Run<br />Improved version of Software Restriction Policy<br />Works in collaboration with Server 2008 R2<br />Managed through Group Policy<br />Highlights:<br />Publisher<br />Version Number<br />User groups<br />Import and Export<br />
    43. 43. DirectAccess™<br />Solves VPN overhead problems<br />Works in the background<br />Managed through Windows <br />Server 2008 R2<br />Only available with Windows 7<br />
    44. 44. BranchCache™<br />Another improvement to Branch Office Scenarios<br />Caches data coming from any other<br />Branch connected via WAN Links<br />Works in collaboration with <br />Windows Server 2008 R2<br />User rights are checked against the <br />Datacenter version<br />
    45. 45. Boot from VHD and VHD mounts<br />Supports booting Windows 7 from a VHD<br />A VHD can be mounting as a if it’s a new hard disk<br />VHDs can also be created using Computer Management<br />
    46. 46. More Features!<br />Restore Point Preview<br />System Restore from Backup<br />User Account Control<br />Event Viewer – Trigger Actions<br />
    47. 47. Resources<br />Windows 7 Website<br />http://www.microsoft.com/windows7<br />Microsoft Technet<br />http://technet.microsoft.com<br />
    48. 48. Thank You!<br />Jordan Remix 2009<br />
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