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

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Windows 7 – Is it really better?

HELIX 2010

Tom Cupples, Ed.D., CISSP

Friday, March 19, 2010


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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


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The Flaws of Windows Vista

  • Security

  • Performance

  • Compatibility

  • User Experience


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Windows 7 Deployment/Administration

  • Imaging

    • Windows Automated Installation Kit

    • Microsoft Deployment Workbench Imaging

  • Networking

    • DirectAccess

    • Branch Cache

    • IP v6


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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


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Upgrade Issues to Consider

  • Cost of additional hardware requirements

  • Availability of drivers

  • User Education

  • Infrastructure Support

  • How long will Microsoft support XP?


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Q & A

Contact Info

Business 226

3400 Pershall Road

Ferguson, MO 63135

314.513.4631

tgcupples@stlcc.edu