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  • Windows 7:Community Launch
    Abhishek Kant
    MVP Lead
    http://www.abhishekkant.net
  • Friday, October 23, 2009
    2
    Microsoft Confidential
    http://flickr.com/baxiabhishek
  • Friday, October 23, 2009
    3
  • Our Vision
  • Your PC, Simplified
    5
  • Editions
    Ultimate
    No-compromise SKU for all Windows features, including managed environments, advanced data protection, networking.
    Professional – Rs. 11,199 (FPP)
    Business-focused SKU for small and lower mid-market companies and users who have networking, backup, and security needs and multiple PCs or servers.
    Home Premium – Rs. 6,799 (FPP)
    Standard consumer SKU; features advanced graphics effects, support for touch-screen interfaces, and Media Center, among other features.
    Home Basic – Rs 5,899/- (FPP)
    Simple version of Windows 7; offers a basic Windows interface and feature list. Home Basic is meant for accessing the internet and running basic productivity applications.
    Starter
    Aimed at beginning computer users; has the fewest features of the Windows 7 editions.
  • Minimum System Requirements
    • 1 GHz processor (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • 1 GB of random access memory (RAM)
    • 16 GB of free disk space
    • Support for DX9 graphics with 128 MB of memory (for the Aero interface)
    • A DVD-R/W drive
  • Simplifies Everyday Tasks
    Friday, October 23, 2009
    8
    Microsoft Confidential
  • Aero
    • Aero Peek
    • Look right through open windows to see the icons, gadgets, and anything else on your desktop, all with a simple move of your cursor.
    • Aero Shake
    • Want to focus on one window? Shake it, and all the other open windows on your desktop will be hidden. Shake again, and they're all back.
  • Desktop Productivity
    • Jump Lists
    • Got a file, photo, or website you use a lot? Open it in two clicks. Jump Lists keep the most recent things you've used handy for faster access than ever.
    • Pin
    • Pin programs to the taskbar. Pin files to Jump Lists. Just like tacking notes on a bulletin board, you can use pin to keep the things you need close at hand.
    • Taskbar
    • Open files and get around your PC faster. You can even pin programs you use often to the taskbar so you can launch them in just one click.
  • Desktop Productivity
    • Snap
    • Size and arrange windows by simply dragging their borders to the edges of your screen. Instantly expand to full screen and back, or arrange two windows side by side.
    • Live Taskbar Previews
    • Manage lots of open programs, documents, and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows.
    • Gadget Enhancements
    • Keep an eye on the weather, news, and traffic. Run an endless slideshow of your favorite photos. All with these simple desktop programs.
  • Windows Applications
    • Calculator
    • Go beyond basic math with conversion features and handy calculations, like fuel economy and lease payments.
    • Paint
    • Includes new brush effects, and, if you have a touchscreen PC, you can even fingerpaint!
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Get started with online gaming with three popular games in Windows.
    • WordPad
  • Better Access
    Device Stage
    • See everything you need to know about your printers, cameras, and other devices in one place. And, your devices are much simpler to hook up and use.
    Libraries
    • Easily find the files you're looking for and manage them as if they were in one location—even when they're in different folders or on several PCs.
    New Troubleshooting interface
  • Networking
    HomeGroup
    • Allows you to add PCs to your home network, facilitate file sharing, and locate your files and printers easily.
    View Available Networks
    • Find and connect to Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, VPN, or dial-up networks with just a couple clicks.
    Location Aware Printing
    • You may regularly use different printers wherever you go: home, work, library. Now you can set them up and forget them. Your PC will find the right one.
  • Internet Explorer 8
    Instant Search
    • The search box now displays relevant suggestions the moment you start typing. IE 8 even uses your browsing history to narrow its suggestions. Results are also more visual—with weather reports, stock charts, photos, and other relevant images.
    Accelerators
    • Makes it easier to do things without navigating to other websites. Simply highlight some text, then click the blue Accelerator icon that appears to see what you can do.
    Web Slices
    • It can be a chore to keep up with fast-changing sites. Web Slices can do it for you. If something changes on that site, the Web Slices icon in your Favorites bar lights up. Point to the glowing icon to see what's changed.
    Compatibility View
    • If a webpage doesn't look right, just click the new Compatibility View button on the Address bar. The button corrects misaligned text or images on pages designed for older browsers
  • Works the Way You Want
    Friday, October 23, 2009
    16
    Microsoft Confidential
  • Performance
    • Sleep and Resume
    • Designed to help your PC sleep and resume more quickly. It's easier to put your PC away and to get back to what you were doing when you're ready.
    • Improved Memory Use
    • Responds to your commands more quickly by using memory more efficiently.
    • Power Management
    • Windows 7 helps you keep going longer between charges.
  • Performance
    • Windows Search & Federated Search
    • Instantly locate and open virtually any file on your PC, from documents to emails to songs, right from the Start menu just by typing a word or two.
    • DirectX 11
    • In addition to richer images in general, you'll see the best gaming graphics possible.
  • Security Enhancements
    User Account Control
    • Improvements to this feature mean you'll get fewer messages than before.
    Parental Controls
    • You can keep them away from the wrong kind of games and set limits for how much time they're on the PC.
    Action Center
    • respond to system notifications and keep your PC running smoothly from a single location.
  • Windows Live
    Mail
    Messenger
    Movie Maker
    Photo Gallery
    Live Writer
    Family Safety
    http://download.live.com
  • Windows 7: For India
    India Theme Pack
    Hindi LIP (12 languages planned)
    Friday, October 23, 2009
    21
    Microsoft Confidential
  • Makes New ThingsPossible
    Friday, October 23, 2009
    22
    Microsoft Confidential
  • Media
    Play To
    • Play music, photos, and videos from your PC to media devices connected to your home network.
    Windows Media Player Mini-Mode
    Remote Media Streaming
    • Even if you can't curl up on your couch, you can easily access the photos, music, and videos on your home PC when you're away from home.
  • Windows Media Center
    Internet TV
    • Watch TV shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center.
    Stunning new slide shows
    • Make elegant photo collages (with background music) using the new slide show maker
    Easier Media Sharing
    • Enjoy recorded TV shows, music, video—even when it's not stored on your PC. Once you’ve joined a HomeGroup, your media is available to any PC with Windows 7 in the house.
  • New Features
    Windows XP Mode
    • Get all the benefits of Windows 7 and continue to leverage your investments in older business and productivity programs that require a PC running Windows XP.
    • Windows Touch
    • With a touch-sensitive screen and Windows 7, you could just point at what you want and move things around with your hand.
    • Problem Steps Recorder
    • Enables you to to record your interactions with an application and provide a detailed screen-by-screen view with steps.
  • Connecting Consumer Questions with Answers
    http://answers.microsoft.com
    Powered by the community…
    Backed by Microsoft Support Engineers
    Why Join the Community at Microsoft Answers?
    • Gain visibility in the community,
    • Get started from the beginning with the offical consumer site from Microsoft
    • Only for consumer technologies
    Worldwide Access:
    • Covering 10 languages worldwide
    Product Coverage:
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
    • English (September 28, 2009)
    • Worldwide (October 19, 2009)
    • Office (est. launch January 2010)
  • http://launch.merawindows.com
  • Upcoming Webcasts
    http://bit.ly/PlayTo
  • Appendix
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    Using Windows | Keyboard Shortcuts
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  • Keyboard Shortcuts (continued)
    Using Windows | Keyboard Shortcuts
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    © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.