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  1. Windows 7 – Is it really better? HELIX 2010 Tom Cupples, Ed.D., CISSP Friday, March 19, 2010

  2. Introduction & Agenda • Introduction • The flaws of Windows Vista • Windows 7 Architecture • Windows 7 Features • Windows 7 Deployment/Administration • Windows 7 vs. Windows XP • Q & A

  3. The Flaws of Windows Vista • Security • Performance • Compatibility • User Experience

  4. Kernel Upgrades • Re-write of Dispatcher Lock Implementation • 32 CPUs to 256 CPUs • User Mode Scheduling Framework • Developers can devise their own scheduling algorithms • Plug-n-Play Devices • Parallel processing/Improves Boot Time

  5. Kernel Upgrades • Green Computing Initiatives • Core Parking • Timer Coalescing • Coalesces Timer Interrupts • Triggered Services • No longer required to load all services at startup • Boot Windows from VHD

  6. Windows 7 Features 64-bit Support Accessibility Action Center Aero Backup and Restore BitLocker Calculator Desktop Enhancements Device Management DirectX 11 Domain Join Gadgets Games Explorer Getting Started HomeGroup Improved Memory Use Internet Explorer 8 Internet TV Jump Lists Libraries Live Taskbar Previews Location Aware Printing Multiplayer Games Paint Parental Controls Peek Performance Improvements Pin

  7. Windows 7 Features Play To Power Management Remote Media Streaming Shake Sleep and Resume Snap Snipping Tool Sticky Notes System Restore Tablet PC User Account Control View Available Networks Windows Anytime Upgrade Windows Connect Now Windows Defender Windows Easy Transfer Windows Experience Index Windows Firewall Windows Live Essentials Windows Media Center Windows Media Player 12 Windows Search Windows Taskbar Windows Touch Windows Update Windows XP Mode

  8. Windows 7 - Premium • Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation • Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often • Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8 • Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC • Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup

  9. Windows 7 - Professional • Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode • Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join • In addition to full-system Backup and Restore found in all editions, you can back up to a home or business network

  10. Windows 7 - Ultimate • Help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft with BitLocker • Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of 35 languages

  11. Windows 7 Deployment/Administration • Application Compatibility and UAC • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) • Desktop Security and Encryption • Windows 7 Security Compliance Management Toolkit • BitLocker Drive Encryption • Malicious Software Removal Kit • Microsoft Baseline System Analyzer

  12. Windows 7 Deployment/Administration • Imaging • Windows Automated Installation Kit • Microsoft Deployment Workbench Imaging • Networking • DirectAccess • Branch Cache • IP v6

  13. Windows 7 vs. Windows XPAdded Features from XP to 7 Windows Search Pin Jump Lists Snap Peek Shake HomeGroup Device Management Libraries View Available Networks Parental Controls Windows Defender BitLocker Sleep and Resume Power Management Windows Live Movie Maker DirectX 11 Play To Remote Media Streaming Windows Touch

  14. Upgrade Issues to Consider • Cost of additional hardware requirements • Availability of drivers • User Education • Infrastructure Support • How long will Microsoft support XP?

  15. Q & A Contact Info Business 226 3400 Pershall Road Ferguson, MO 63135 314.513.4631 tgcupples@stlcc.edu