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Windows 7

  1. 1. Introduction to Windows 7 <br />Ranjana Jain<br />IT Pro Evangelist<br />Microsoft India<br />MCSE, MCT, RHCE, CISSP, CIW Security Analyst<br /><br /><br /> <br />
  2. 2. Windows 7 Development ProcessNew approach for Windows development and disclosure<br />Spend more time on planning & vision phase analyzing trends and needs before building features. <br />Focus on end-to-end business scenarios – not just new features and technologies. <br />Planning<br />Give our customer and partners a timeframe for the release and stick to our plan – 3 years for Windows 7.<br />Disclose with higher degree of certainty and minimize changes <br />Predictability<br />Engaging with partners earlier and more closely to enable seamless experiences and compatibility across hardware, software and services <br />Ecosystem<br />We are here<br />Vision Development &Test Pre-Beta Beta Release<br /> Candidate <br />
  3. 3. Windows 7 Builds on Windows VistaDeployment, Testing, and Pilots Today Will Continue to Pay Off<br />Similar Compatibility: <br />Most software that runs on Windows Vista will run on Windows 7. Exceptions will be low level code (AV, Firewall, Imaging, etc). <br />Hardware that runs Windows Vista well will run Windows 7 well.<br />Few Changes: Focus on quality and reliability improvements<br />Deep Changes: New models for security, drivers, deployment, and networking<br />
  4. 4. What We Heard From Customers<br />“My users are becoming more savvy and have more diverse needs. How do I keep people connected to what they need?”<br />“How can I enable the software and devices my users require and minimize their risk?”<br />“How can I reduce costs and take advantage of new technologies like virtualization?”<br />
  5. 5. Windows 7 for the Enterprise<br />Enhance Security & Control<br />Make Users Productive Anywhere<br />Streamline PC Management<br />At their desk<br />In a branch<br />On the road<br />Protect data & PCs<br />Built on Windows Vista foundation <br />Easy migration <br />Keep PCs running<br />Virtualization <br />
  6. 6. Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements<br />IMAGING<br />MIGRATION<br />SOLUTIONS<br />DELIVERY<br />Deployment Image Servicing and Management<br />Add/Remove Drivers and Packages<br />WIM and VHD Image Management<br />User State Migration Tool<br />Hardlink Migration<br />Offline File Gather<br />Improved user file detection<br />Microsoft Deployment Toolkit<br />Application Compatibility Toolkit<br />Microsoft Assessment and Planning<br />Windows Deployment Services<br />Multicast<br />Multiple Stream Transfer<br />Dynamic Driver Provisioning<br />
  7. 7. Remote Access for Mobile Workers Make Users Productive Anywhere <br />Situation Today<br />DirectAccess™<br />Home<br />Office<br />Home<br />Office<br />New network paradigm enables same experience inside & outside the office<br />Seamless access to network resources increases productivity of mobile users<br />Infrastructure investments also make it easy to service mobile PCs and distribute updates and polices<br />Difficult for users to access corporate resources from outside the office<br />Challenging for IT to manage, update, patch mobile PCs while disconnected from company network<br />Windows 7 Solution<br />
  8. 8. Branch Office Network PerformanceMake Users Productive Anywhere <br />Situation Today<br />BranchCache™<br />Caches content downloaded from file and Web servers<br />Users in the branch can quickly open files stored in the cache<br />Frees up network bandwidth for other uses<br />Application and data access over WAN is slow in branch offices<br />Slow connections hurt user productivity <br />Improving network performance is expensive and difficult to implement <br />Windows 7 Solution<br />
  9. 9. Search in the EnterpriseMake Users Productive Anywhere <br />Situation Today<br />Search Federation<br />Consistent user experience for finding data from multiple locations, including SharePoint<br />IT can pre-populate links on Start menu and Explorer to preferred sites with “Enterprise Search Scopes” <br />Current desktop and Enterprise search solutions are good, but not integrated<br />Users need to take different steps to find data on PC and data on servers<br />Data sources are hard to discover<br />Windows 7 Solution<br />
  10. 10. Windows 7 Enterprise Security<br />Building upon the security foundations of Windows Vista, Windows 7 provides IT Professionals security features that are simple to use, manageable, and valuable.<br />Fundamentally Secure Platform<br />Protect Users & Infrastructure<br />Securing Anywhere Access<br />Protect Data from Unauthorized Viewing<br />Windows Vista Foundation<br />User Account Control<br />Enhanced Auditing<br />Network Security<br />Network Access Protection<br />DirectAccessTM<br />AppLockerTM<br />Internet Explorer 8<br />Data Recovery<br />RMS<br />EFS<br />BitLockerTM<br />
  11. 11. Data ProtectionEnhance Security & Control<br />Situation Today<br />BitLocker To Go™<br />+<br />Worldwide Shipments (000s)<br />Protect data on internal and removable drives<br />Mandate the use of encryption with Group Policies<br />Store recovery information in Active Directory for manageability <br />Simplify BitLocker setup and configuration of primary hard drive<br /><ul><li>Gartner “Forecast: USB Flash Drives, Worldwide, 2001-2011” 24 September 2007, Joseph Unsworth  
  12. 12. Gartner “Dataquest Insight: PC Forecast Analysis, Worldwide, 1H08” 18 April 2008, Mikako Kitagawa, George Shiffler III </li></ul>Windows 7 Solution<br />
  13. 13. Application Control Enhance Security and Control <br />Situation Today<br />AppLocker™<br />Eliminate unwanted/unknown applications in your network<br />Enforce application standardization within your organization<br />Easily create and manage flexible rules using Group Policy<br />Users can install and run unapproved applications<br />Even standard users can install some types of software<br />Unauthorized applications may:<br />Introduce malware<br />Increase helpdesk calls<br />Reduce user productivity<br />Undermine compliance efforts<br />Windows 7 Solution<br />
  14. 14. Flexible Administrative Control<br />Increased Automation to Reduce Costs<br />Reduce Help Desk Calls and Keep UsersProductive<br />Windows PowerShell 2.0<br />Integrated Scripting Environment<br />Windows Troubleshooting Platform<br />Remoteable Reliability Data<br />Problem Steps Recorder<br />Enhanced Group Policy Scenarios<br />Group Policy Scripting<br />Group Policy Preferences<br />Windows 7 Manageability<br />
  15. 15. Virtual Desktop InfrastructureStreamline PC Management<br />Situation Today<br />Richer Remote Experience<br />Richer graphics with improved multi-monitor support<br />Use voice for telephony & applications with microphone support<br />Improved printing<br />Do More With VHDs<br />What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?<br />Maintain VHD: Offline servicing of VHD images with same tools used for WIM<br />Boot from VHD: Reuse VHD files for deployment to managed desktop PCs <br />Deploying desktops in virtual machines on server hardware<br />Centralized management & security<br />Users can access their desktop and applications wherever they are<br />*<br />Using Windows for VDI scenarios requires additional VECD license <br />Windows 7 Solution<br />
  16. 16. What to do Today<br />Microsoftguidance to optimize desktop infrastructure<br />
  17. 17. AutomationStreamline PC Management <br />Situation Today<br />PowerShell v2.0 In the Client<br />IT Pros rely on scripting to automate repetitive tasks<br />Previous Windows scripting languages were limited in scope and difficult to use<br />PowerShell helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity in managing servers<br />Use the same powerful tools for automation of servers and PCs<br />New graphical editor makes it easy for IT pros to learn and use scripting<br />Run automated tasks remotely across your entire organization<br />Windows 7 Solution<br />
  18. 18. What We Heard from Customers<br />“My users are becoming more savvy and have more diverse needs. How do I keep people connected to what they need?”<br />“How can I reduce costs and take advantage of new technologies like virtualization?”<br />“How can I enable the software and devices my users require and minimize their risk?”<br />
  19. 19. © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.<br />The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.<br />