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Windows 7 – Core OS Changes and how does it matter our applications. Vijay Raj “VJ”. About me…. Work at Texas Instruments MVP [Setup-Deploy] & STEP Member for Windows 7 Xpertised in Application Setups & Deployment Xtremely passionate about Technology Evangelism

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Windows 7 core os changes and how does it matter our applications

Windows 7 – Core OS Changes and how does it matter our applications

  • Vijay Raj “VJ”


About me
About me…

  • Work at Texas Instruments

  • MVP [Setup-Deploy] & STEP Member for Windows 7

  • Xpertised in Application Setups & Deployment

  • Xtremely passionate about Technology Evangelism

  • Xcited about Cricket and Music

  • Biggiee Fan of Mark Russinovich, Sachin and Rahman.


Agenda
Agenda

  • Windows 7 Evolution

  • Kernel Improvements

    • Performance Enhancements

    • Power Enhancements

    • Security Enhancements

  • Focus Areas when you migrate

  • Application Compatibility

  • IT Pro Features


Areas of improvement
Areas of Improvement

  • Too many launch surfaces

  • Redundancy

  • Organizing Data

  • VPN Connectivity involves lengthy procedure

  • Too many prompts

  • Arranging windows involves acrobatics


Significant enhancement in windows 7
Significant Enhancement in Windows 7

System Tray

Biometric Devices

Taskbar

Quick Launch

Windows Health Center

Progress bar

No Dock Gadgets

Show Desktop

Jump List

FAST !!!

Desktop Slideshow

New Paint

Aero Snap

Smarter UAC

Calculator

Backup

Data Library

Superbar Thumbnails

Federated Search

Ribbon Buttons

Easy Networking

MinWin

Enhanced control panel

Home Group

Program Grouping

Fast Shutdown

Display Color Calibration Wizard

Aero Shake

Credential Manager

Aero Peek

Overlay Icons

Multi Touch

ClearType Text Tuner

Color Hot Track

Fast Boot

Improved Search

New Installation Process

Action Center

Window Management

Interactive Thumbnails

Windows Sensors

Location Platform



Kernel enhancements
Kernel Enhancements

  • Performance Enhancements

    • Fast Boot

    • Working Set Improvements

    • Triggered Services

  • Power Enhancements

    • Display Dim

    • Core Parking

    • Sleep\ Hibernate Improvements

  • Security Enhancements

    • UAC and Virtualization


Windows 7 builds on windows vista
Windows 7 Builds on Windows Vista

  • Few Changes: 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


Top focus areas coming from earlier versions
Top Focus Areas coming from Earlier Versions

  • Operating System Version Changes

  • Standard User / User Account Control (UAC)

  • Windows Resource Protection (WRP)

  • Internet Explorer

  • Impacts of 64-bit Operating Systems (no 16 bit)

  • File Libraries

  • Deprecations/GINA/Session 0 (High Impact/Low Frequency)


App compat

Demo

App-Compat


It pro enhancements
IT-Pro Enhancements

  • Search Federation

  • Search Connectors

  • Direct Access

  • Bit Locker

  • VHD Enhancements

  • Branch Cache

  • PowerShell V 2.0 for Clients


Resources
Resources

  • Online:

    • Engineering Windows 7 - http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/

    • Chris Jackson - http://blogs.msdn.com/cjacks/

    • My Technical Blog - http://www.msigeek.com

    • Follow me on Twitter at “msigeek”

  • Offline

    • Windows Kernel Internals – Edition 6 – Mark Russinovich