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  • 1. Introduction to Windows 7
    Ranjana Jain
    IT Pro Evangelist
    Microsoft India
    MCSE, MCT, RHCE, CISSP, CIW Security Analyst
  • 2. Windows 7 Development ProcessNew approach for Windows development and disclosure
    Spend more time on planning & vision phase analyzing trends and needs before building features.
    Focus on end-to-end business scenarios – not just new features and technologies.
    Give our customer and partners a timeframe for the release and stick to our plan – 3 years for Windows 7.
    Disclose with higher degree of certainty and minimize changes
    Engaging with partners earlier and more closely to enable seamless experiences and compatibility across hardware, software and services
    We are here
    Vision Development &Test Pre-Beta Beta Release
  • 3. Windows 7 Builds on Windows VistaDeployment, Testing, and Pilots Today Will Continue to Pay Off
    Similar Compatibility:
    Most software that runs on Windows Vista will run on Windows 7. Exceptions will be low level code (AV, Firewall, Imaging, etc).
    Hardware that runs Windows Vista well will run Windows 7 well.
    Few Changes: Focus on quality and reliability improvements
    Deep Changes: New models for security, drivers, deployment, and networking
  • 4. What We Heard From Customers
    “My users are becoming more savvy and have more diverse needs. How do I keep people connected to what they need?”
    “How can I enable the software and devices my users require and minimize their risk?”
    “How can I reduce costs and take advantage of new technologies like virtualization?”
  • 5. Windows 7 for the Enterprise
    Enhance Security & Control
    Make Users Productive Anywhere
    Streamline PC Management
    At their desk
    In a branch
    On the road
    Protect data & PCs
    Built on Windows Vista foundation
    Easy migration
    Keep PCs running
  • 6. Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management
    Add/Remove Drivers and Packages
    WIM and VHD Image Management
    User State Migration Tool
    Hardlink Migration
    Offline File Gather
    Improved user file detection
    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
    Application Compatibility Toolkit
    Microsoft Assessment and Planning
    Windows Deployment Services
    Multiple Stream Transfer
    Dynamic Driver Provisioning
  • 7. Remote Access for Mobile Workers Make Users Productive Anywhere
    Situation Today
    New network paradigm enables same experience inside & outside the office
    Seamless access to network resources increases productivity of mobile users
    Infrastructure investments also make it easy to service mobile PCs and distribute updates and polices
    Difficult for users to access corporate resources from outside the office
    Challenging for IT to manage, update, patch mobile PCs while disconnected from company network
    Windows 7 Solution
  • 8. Branch Office Network PerformanceMake Users Productive Anywhere
    Situation Today
    Caches content downloaded from file and Web servers
    Users in the branch can quickly open files stored in the cache
    Frees up network bandwidth for other uses
    Application and data access over WAN is slow in branch offices
    Slow connections hurt user productivity
    Improving network performance is expensive and difficult to implement
    Windows 7 Solution
  • 9. Search in the EnterpriseMake Users Productive Anywhere
    Situation Today
    Search Federation
    Consistent user experience for finding data from multiple locations, including SharePoint
    IT can pre-populate links on Start menu and Explorer to preferred sites with “Enterprise Search Scopes”
    Current desktop and Enterprise search solutions are good, but not integrated
    Users need to take different steps to find data on PC and data on servers
    Data sources are hard to discover
    Windows 7 Solution
  • 10. Windows 7 Enterprise Security
    Building upon the security foundations of Windows Vista, Windows 7 provides IT Professionals security features that are simple to use, manageable, and valuable.
    Fundamentally Secure Platform
    Protect Users & Infrastructure
    Securing Anywhere Access
    Protect Data from Unauthorized Viewing
    Windows Vista Foundation
    User Account Control
    Enhanced Auditing
    Network Security
    Network Access Protection
    Internet Explorer 8
    Data Recovery
  • 11. Data ProtectionEnhance Security & Control
    Situation Today
    BitLocker To Go™
    Worldwide Shipments (000s)
    Protect data on internal and removable drives
    Mandate the use of encryption with Group Policies
    Store recovery information in Active Directory for manageability
    Simplify BitLocker setup and configuration of primary hard drive
    • Gartner “Forecast: USB Flash Drives, Worldwide, 2001-2011” 24 September 2007, Joseph Unsworth  
    • 12. Gartner “Dataquest Insight: PC Forecast Analysis, Worldwide, 1H08” 18 April 2008, Mikako Kitagawa, George Shiffler III 
    Windows 7 Solution
  • 13. Application Control Enhance Security and Control
    Situation Today
    Eliminate unwanted/unknown applications in your network
    Enforce application standardization within your organization
    Easily create and manage flexible rules using Group Policy
    Users can install and run unapproved applications
    Even standard users can install some types of software
    Unauthorized applications may:
    Introduce malware
    Increase helpdesk calls
    Reduce user productivity
    Undermine compliance efforts
    Windows 7 Solution
  • 14. Flexible Administrative Control
    Increased Automation to Reduce Costs
    Reduce Help Desk Calls and Keep UsersProductive
    Windows PowerShell 2.0
    Integrated Scripting Environment
    Windows Troubleshooting Platform
    Remoteable Reliability Data
    Problem Steps Recorder
    Enhanced Group Policy Scenarios
    Group Policy Scripting
    Group Policy Preferences
    Windows 7 Manageability
  • 15. Virtual Desktop InfrastructureStreamline PC Management
    Situation Today
    Richer Remote Experience
    Richer graphics with improved multi-monitor support
    Use voice for telephony & applications with microphone support
    Improved printing
    Do More With VHDs
    What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?
    Maintain VHD: Offline servicing of VHD images with same tools used for WIM
    Boot from VHD: Reuse VHD files for deployment to managed desktop PCs
    Deploying desktops in virtual machines on server hardware
    Centralized management & security
    Users can access their desktop and applications wherever they are
    Using Windows for VDI scenarios requires additional VECD license
    Windows 7 Solution
  • 16. What to do Today
    Microsoftguidance to optimize desktop infrastructure
  • 17. AutomationStreamline PC Management
    Situation Today
    PowerShell v2.0 In the Client
    IT Pros rely on scripting to automate repetitive tasks
    Previous Windows scripting languages were limited in scope and difficult to use
    PowerShell helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity in managing servers
    Use the same powerful tools for automation of servers and PCs
    New graphical editor makes it easy for IT pros to learn and use scripting
    Run automated tasks remotely across your entire organization
    Windows 7 Solution
  • 18. What We Heard from Customers
    “My users are becoming more savvy and have more diverse needs. How do I keep people connected to what they need?”
    “How can I reduce costs and take advantage of new technologies like virtualization?”
    “How can I enable the software and devices my users require and minimize their risk?”
  • 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.
    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.