Microsoft Windows 7



Christoph Sackl (Free University Berlin)
christoph.sackl@studentpartners.de
Agenda
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Homegroups
•   Multimedia
•   Device Stage
•   Virtualization / N...
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Homegroups
•   Multimedia
•
•
•
    Device Stage
                 Live D...
Windows 7 Editions
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• Windows 7 Professional
• Windows 7 Enterprise / Ultimate

• OEMs and Emergin...
System Requirements
• Windows 7                 • Windows Vista
  – 1 GHz CPU                 –   1 GHz CPU
  – 1 GB Ram  ...
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Homegroups
•   Multimedia
•
•
•
    Device Stage
                 Live D...
Taskbar and Start Menu
         Improvements
• Quick Launch toolbar replaced
  with pinning
• pin to taskbar and pin to st...
New Aero Features
•   Aero Peak
•   Aero Snap
•   Aero Shake
•   Improved Live taskbar thumbnails
•   Windows Vista Aero f...
More UX Improvements
• Other features and improvements
  – Multi-touch support
  – Windows Explorer Libraries
  – Windows ...
Live Demo
Federated Search
• Extends Desktop search functionality from
  Windows Vista
• Allows you to search remote locations
• Bas...
Federated Search
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/...
Federated Search
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Homegroups
•   Multimedia
•
•
•
    Device Stage
                 Live D...
Homegroups
• Create homegroups for home networks

• Join multiple home groups

• Designed for home networking
Homegroups
• Easy sharing of libraries
Homegroups
• Simplified network sharing in Windows
  Explorer
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Multimedia
•   Device Stage
•
•
•
                 Live Demo
    Virtual...
Multimedia Features
• Windows Media Player 12
• New Windows Media Center
• Improved Codec Support
  – MP3, WMA, WMV, MPEG-...
Multimedia Features
• Windows Media Player 12
  – Remote Media Streaming
     • Internet access to home media
     • remot...
Multimedia Features
• New Media Center on a HP Touch PC
Multimedia Features
• Remote media streaming setup
Multimedia Features
• Play to feature
• Support for Digital Living Network Alliance 1.5 (DLNA)
• Automatically transcodes ...
Live Demo
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Multimedia
•   Device Stage
•
•
•
                 Live Demo
    Virtual...
Device Stage
• Simplify the way you interact with devices

• Wide range of hardware partners

• Fast device driver install...
Device Stage
• Found New Hardware screen when
  plugging in a Nokia N95 8 GB
Device Stage
• Taskbar tab with photo realistic image will
  be created
Device Stage
• Clicking the thumbnail opens the device
  configuration screen with common tasks
Device Stage
• Device Stage can also handle devices not
  fully supported
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Multimedia
•   Device Stage
•
•
•
                Live Demo
    Virtuali...
Virtualization
• Windows Virtual PC
  – USB support
  – Folder integration between host and guest
  – Clipboard sharing
  ...
DirectAccess and BranchCache

• DirectAccess allows to connect to your
  corporate network without a VPN

• If you need a ...
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Multimedia
•   Device Stage
•
•
•
                 Live Demo
    Virtual...
Security and Maintenance
•   Internet Explorer 8
•   New Control Panel Items
•   Troubleshooting Wizards
•   BitLocker Imp...
New Control Panel Items
•   ClearType Text Tuner
•   Credential Manager
•   Display Color Calibration Wizard
•   Gadgets
•...
Live Demo
Action Center
• Action Center replaces Security Center
• combines security and system maintenance
Action Center
• Allows custom notification settings
Troubleshooting Wizards
• Troubleshooting packs
  – XML manifest specifying the root cause of a
    condition, PS Script t...
Troubleshooting Wizards
• ISVs, OEMs and IT-Professionals can add
  custom troubleshooting packs

• Problem Steps Recorder...
Live Demo
BitLocker Improvements
• Windows setup automatically creates
  system partition for BitLocker
• BitLocker To Go drive encr...
BitLocker Improvements
• Plugging in an encrypted removable drive
  will prompt for password or pin
Biometric Improvements
• Control Panel item for Biometric devices
• Allows to turn on / off finger print logon
Biometric Improvements
• Associate various fingers per user
AppLocker
• Replaces Software Restriction Policies
• Three rule conditions
  – Publisher rules (digital signature required...
•   Windows 7 Editions
•   Windows 7 GUI / UX
•   Multimedia
•   Device Stage
•
•
•
                Live Demo
    Virtuali...
Developer APIs
• Sensor API and Location API
• Networking API with support for building
  SOAP based web services in nativ...
Windows 7
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                                   October 22nd




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Usergroup 02 Berlin Windows7

  1. 1. Microsoft Windows 7 Christoph Sackl (Free University Berlin) christoph.sackl@studentpartners.de
  2. 2. Agenda • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Homegroups • Multimedia • Device Stage • Virtualization / Networking • Security and Maintenance • Developer APIs
  3. 3. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Homegroups • Multimedia • • • Device Stage Live Demo Virtualization / Networking Security and Maintenance • Developer APIs
  4. 4. Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 Home Premium • Windows 7 Professional • Windows 7 Enterprise / Ultimate • OEMs and Emerging Markets only – Windows 7 Starter – Windows 7 Home Basic
  5. 5. System Requirements • Windows 7 • Windows Vista – 1 GHz CPU – 1 GHz CPU – 1 GB Ram – 1 GB Ram – 16 GB free disk space – recommended 2 GB – DirectX 9c video card – 20 GB free disk space (for Aero support) – DirectX 9 video card – 2 GB Ram for 64-bit (for Aero support) – 20 GB free disk space for 64-bit Requirements are for Home Premium and above!
  6. 6. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Homegroups • Multimedia • • • Device Stage Live Demo Virtualization / Networking Security and Maintenance • Developer APIs
  7. 7. Taskbar and Start Menu Improvements • Quick Launch toolbar replaced with pinning • pin to taskbar and pin to start menu • reordering taskbar buttons • Jump Lists on taskbar and in the start menu • Contextual search in start menu • Windows Connect Now
  8. 8. New Aero Features • Aero Peak • Aero Snap • Aero Shake • Improved Live taskbar thumbnails • Windows Vista Aero features – Aero Glass (Transparency) – Windows Flip – Windows Flip 3D
  9. 9. More UX Improvements • Other features and improvements – Multi-touch support – Windows Explorer Libraries – Windows Explorer Views – Windows 7 Aero takes advantage of Direct3D 10.1 – RDP fully supports DirectX 10 – Customize Logon Background and Aero Performance Improvements – Many new Keyboard shortcuts
  10. 10. Live Demo
  11. 11. Federated Search • Extends Desktop search functionality from Windows Vista • Allows you to search remote locations • Based on OpenSearch standard • One click installation with .osdx file
  12. 12. Federated Search <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:ms-ose="http://schemas.microsoft.com/opensearchext/2009/"> <ShortName>Flickr Search</ShortName> <Description>OpenSearch for Flickr via Windows 7 Search Federation.</Description> <Url type="application/rss+xml" template="http://www.istartedsomething.com/flickrsearch/?search={sea rchTerms}&amp;count={count}&amp;page={startPage}&amp;sort=inter estingness-desc"/> <Url type="text/html" template="http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&amp;q={searchTerms}& amp;m=text"/> </OpenSearchDescription>
  13. 13. Federated Search
  14. 14. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Homegroups • Multimedia • • • Device Stage Live Demo Virtualization / Networking Security and Maintenance • Developer APIs
  15. 15. Homegroups • Create homegroups for home networks • Join multiple home groups • Designed for home networking
  16. 16. Homegroups • Easy sharing of libraries
  17. 17. Homegroups • Simplified network sharing in Windows Explorer
  18. 18. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Multimedia • Device Stage • • • Live Demo Virtualization / Networking Security and Maintenance Developer APIs
  19. 19. Multimedia Features • Windows Media Player 12 • New Windows Media Center • Improved Codec Support – MP3, WMA, WMV, MPEG-2, AAC audio, MPEG-4, H.264 video, AVCHD, Quicktime, XviD and DivX video
  20. 20. Multimedia Features • Windows Media Player 12 – Remote Media Streaming • Internet access to home media • remote control of Player • media streaming with Homegroup – Now Playing view and Library view – Lightweight design in Now Playing view • New Media Center – Large screen and high resolution optimization – Functional improvements
  21. 21. Multimedia Features • New Media Center on a HP Touch PC
  22. 22. Multimedia Features • Remote media streaming setup
  23. 23. Multimedia Features • Play to feature • Support for Digital Living Network Alliance 1.5 (DLNA) • Automatically transcodes incompatible streams
  24. 24. Live Demo
  25. 25. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Multimedia • Device Stage • • • Live Demo Virtualization / Networking Security and Maintenance Developer APIs
  26. 26. Device Stage • Simplify the way you interact with devices • Wide range of hardware partners • Fast device driver installation
  27. 27. Device Stage • Found New Hardware screen when plugging in a Nokia N95 8 GB
  28. 28. Device Stage • Taskbar tab with photo realistic image will be created
  29. 29. Device Stage • Clicking the thumbnail opens the device configuration screen with common tasks
  30. 30. Device Stage • Device Stage can also handle devices not fully supported
  31. 31. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Multimedia • Device Stage • • • Live Demo Virtualization / Networking Security and Maintenance Developer APIs
  32. 32. Virtualization • Windows Virtual PC – USB support – Folder integration between host and guest – Clipboard sharing – Printer redirection • Windows XP Mode – One click easy installation – Seamless applications
  33. 33. DirectAccess and BranchCache • DirectAccess allows to connect to your corporate network without a VPN • If you need a VPN connection VPN Reconnect keeps your connection alive • BranchCache offers server or distributed caching throughout branch offices
  34. 34. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Multimedia • Device Stage • • • Live Demo Virtualization / Networking Security and Maintenance Developer APIs
  35. 35. Security and Maintenance • Internet Explorer 8 • New Control Panel Items • Troubleshooting Wizards • BitLocker Improvements • Biometric Improvements • AppLocker
  36. 36. New Control Panel Items • ClearType Text Tuner • Credential Manager • Display Color Calibration Wizard • Gadgets • Location and Other Sensors • Recovery • Troubleshooting • User Account Control Settings • …
  37. 37. Live Demo
  38. 38. Action Center • Action Center replaces Security Center • combines security and system maintenance
  39. 39. Action Center • Allows custom notification settings
  40. 40. Troubleshooting Wizards • Troubleshooting packs – XML manifest specifying the root cause of a condition, PS Script to identify and resolve problem • Troubleshooting engine – launches a PowerShell runtime that executes a troubleshooting pack • Troubleshooting wizard – the UI component walking the user through the different steps
  41. 41. Troubleshooting Wizards • ISVs, OEMs and IT-Professionals can add custom troubleshooting packs • Problem Steps Recorder – captures a screenshot for each mouse click or keyboard input – optionally stores comments – saves a zipped single web archive (.mht)
  42. 42. Live Demo
  43. 43. BitLocker Improvements • Windows setup automatically creates system partition for BitLocker • BitLocker To Go drive encryption for removable drives • Group Policy allows to enforce encryption of removable drives • Compatibility with previous versions of Windows (Vista SP1, XP SP3)
  44. 44. BitLocker Improvements • Plugging in an encrypted removable drive will prompt for password or pin
  45. 45. Biometric Improvements • Control Panel item for Biometric devices • Allows to turn on / off finger print logon
  46. 46. Biometric Improvements • Associate various fingers per user
  47. 47. AppLocker • Replaces Software Restriction Policies • Three rule conditions – Publisher rules (digital signature required) – File hash rules – Path rules • Can be applied to .exe, .msi, .msp files, .dll (optional) • Configurable through Group Policies
  48. 48. • Windows 7 Editions • Windows 7 GUI / UX • Multimedia • Device Stage • • • Live Demo Virtualization Security and Maintenance Developer APIs
  49. 49. Developer APIs • Sensor API and Location API • Networking API with support for building SOAP based web services in native mode • Extended Linguistic Services API • Windows 7 Automation API 3.0 for UI Automation • …
  50. 50. Windows 7 See You October 22nd Questions? www.christophsackl.com/msp/windows7.pdf christoph.sackl@studentpartners.de

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