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Whats New In Windows 7 And What To Expect


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Whats New In Windows 7 And What To Expect

  1. 1. Windows 7 - What&apos;s new and what to expect?<br />
  2. 2. About me…<br />Work with the Packaging Team at TI<br />MVP [Setup-Deploy] & STEP Member for Windows 7<br />Xpertised in Application Setups & Deployment<br />Xtremely passionate about Technology Evangelism <br />Xcited about Cricket and Music<br />Biggiee Fan of Mark Russinovich, Sachin and Rahman.<br />
  3. 3. Crazy Disclaimers <br />I am not a Microsoftie !<br />I do not get paid from Microsoft for Evangelizing Windows<br />Windows is a closed product developed by few product teams at MS. <br />With all this, why do I love Windows 7? <br />– Lets look at this presentation.<br />
  4. 4. Agenda<br />Windows 7 Evolution<br />UX Enhancements<br />Kernel Improvements<br />Performance Enhancements<br />Power Enhancements<br />Security Enhancements<br />IT Pro Features<br />
  5. 5. Windows Evolution<br />
  6. 6. Windows Evolution<br />
  7. 7. Windows Evolution<br />
  8. 8. Windows Evolution<br />
  9. 9. Windows Evolution<br />
  10. 10. Lessons Learnt<br />Awkward Preview pane<br />Complicated Shutdown button<br />Arranging windows<br />Unpleasant User Account Control<br />The ultra-minimalist Defrag utility<br />No-options backup program<br />…………..<br />
  11. 11. Areas of Improvement<br />Too many launch surfaces<br />Redundancy<br />Organizing Data<br />VPN Connectivity involves lengthy procedure<br />Too many prompts<br />Arranging windows involves acrobatics<br />
  12. 12. UX Enhancements<br />Demo<br />No of Gadgets in right side ?<br />What application do u build that is aware of where u are??<br />How many Icons in your Sys Tray ??<br />How do u check the system health ?<br />How do u see the download status without having the window on top ?<br />Minimize all ?? Clicks ??<br />When was the last time u used MS paint ?<br />How can u open a document right from Start menu ?<br />Set the window on right, Left ??<br />How do I have many wallpapers how do they change ??<br />How do I have multi locations shown in same folder ?<br />How do I see / close the program/ document without getting on top?<br />How do u setup Color Calibration ?<br />Action Center ?? <br />
  13. 13. Significant Enhancement in Windows 7<br />System Tray<br />Biometric Devices<br />Taskbar<br />Quick Launch<br />Windows Health Center <br />Progress bar<br />No Dock Gadgets<br />Show Desktop<br />Jump List<br />FAST !!!<br />Desktop Slideshow<br />New Paint<br />Aero Snap<br />Smarter UAC<br />Calculator<br />Data Library<br />Backup<br />Superbar Thumbnails<br />Federated Search<br />Easy Networking<br />Ribbon Buttons<br />Enhanced control panel<br />MinWin<br />Home Group<br />Program Grouping<br />Fast Shutdown<br />Display Color Calibration Wizard<br />Aero Shake<br />Credential Manager<br />Aero Peek<br />Overlay Icons<br />Multi Touch<br />ClearType Text Tuner<br />Color Hot Track<br />Improved Search<br />New Installation Process<br />Fast Boot<br />Window Management<br />Action Center<br />Interactive Thumbnails<br />Windows Sensors<br />Location Platform<br />
  14. 14. Fast! How Fast ??<br />
  15. 15. Kernel Enhancements<br />Performance Enhancements<br />Fast Boot<br />Working Set Improvements<br />Triggered Services<br />Power Enhancements<br />Display Dim<br />Core Parking<br />Sleep Hibernate Improvements<br />Security Enhancements<br />UAC and Virtualization<br />
  16. 16. Win Vista – Application Patching Challenges<br />Requirement: Ability to keep the highest version of a shared component when a patch to it is uninstalled<br />Design Change: Application Patches uninstall behavior should consider the global machine state instead of just the product state<br />Install Word<br />Install Outlook<br />Apply a patch to Word<br />Uninstall the patch to Word<br />Word<br />Word<br />Outlook<br />Word<br />Outlook<br />Word Patch<br />Word<br />Outlook<br />Updates Spell Checker to v12.0<br />Updates Spell Checker to v12.6<br />Installs Spell Checker v12.0<br />Installs Spell Checker v12.5<br />
  17. 17. Install Word<br />Install Outlook<br />Apply a patch to Word<br />Uninstall the patch to Word<br />Word<br />Word<br />Word<br />Outlook<br />Updates Spell Checker to v12.5<br />Updates Spell Checker to v12.6<br />Installs Spell Checker v12.0<br />Installs Spell Checker v12.5<br />Outlook<br />Word Patch<br />Spell Checker 12.0<br />Spell Checker 12.5<br />Spell Checker 12.6<br />Spell Checker 12.5<br />MSI Datastore<br />Word<br />Outlook<br />Word’s cache<br />Outlook’s cache<br />Spell Checker 12.0<br />Spell Checker 12.5<br />Win 7 – Application Patching Improvements<br />
  18. 18. IT-Pro Enhancements<br />Search Federation<br />Search Connectors<br />Direct Access<br />Bit Locker<br />VHD Enhancements<br />Branch Cache<br />PowerShell V 2.0 for Clients<br />
  19. 19. Windows 7 Builds on Windows Vista<br />Few Changes: 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 />
  20. 20. Resources<br />Online:<br />Engineering Windows 7 - <br />Chris Jackson -<br />My Technical Blog -<br />Follow me on Twitter at “msigeek”<br />Offline<br />Windows Kernel Internals – Edition 6 – Mark Russinovich<br />Speak to us all through the day  <br />