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Windows XP Professional Technical Overview Name Title Microsoft Corp

Windows XP Professional Technical Overview Name Title Microsoft Corp. Agenda. Windows Desktop Roadmap Windows XP Overview Enhanced User Experiences. Windows Desktop Roadmap. Reliable High system uptime Resilient to application failures Dynamic system configuration Manageable

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Windows XP Professional Technical Overview Name Title Microsoft Corp

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  1. Windows XP ProfessionalTechnical OverviewNameTitleMicrosoft Corp

  2. Agenda • Windows Desktop Roadmap • Windows XP Overview • Enhanced User Experiences

  3. Windows Desktop Roadmap

  4. Reliable High system uptime Resilient to application failures Dynamic system configuration Manageable Centralized management Desktop management Easy to deploy Best for new devices Laptops Networking Peripherals Internet enable your business Web application services Internet scalability Secure Digital Media Digital photos Digital music Digital video PC Health Support automation Centralized help center System safeguards Home Networking Home Networking Wizard Simple connectivity between PC’s,peripherals & intelligent devices Internet Experience Faster browsing,easier printing Online product support Enhanced communication Windows Today Windows Millennium Edition for home Windows 2000 for business

  5. Windows Family Roadmap Client Home PCs Business PCs 32 and 64 bit • Windows XP Servers • Whistler Datacenter • Advanced • Small Business • Standard • Embedded Servers Embedded Released 2000

  6. Windows XP Overview

  7. The New Standard for Efficient and Dependable Computing • Reliable foundation you can count on • Security and Privacy to safeguard your information • New, easier and more efficient visual design • Highly responsive for handling multiple demanding tasks at once

  8. ReliablePC’s Stay Up And Running Rock Solid Foundation • Built on the Windows Engine • Full 32-bit architecture, protected memory model • Improved Code Protection • Read only data structures for key kernel components and device drivers • Enhanced Device Driver Verifier • Rigorous testing to ensure the highest quality for device drivers • Reduced Reboot Scenarios • Eliminates most scenarios that forced end users to reboot in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 9x.

  9. ReliableResilient to Application Failure Great Platform for Applications • Windows Installer • Integrated service to manage software installation, removal, and repair • Side by Side DLL Support • Allows applications to execute their own versions of key DLL’s • Windows File Protection • Automatically protects key system files from being overwritten • Enhanced Software Restriction Policies • Allows an administrator to block application execution

  10. Secure Standards Based Security • Kerberos • Provides standards based security • IPSec • Allows for the secure transmission of data over public and private networks Protecting Local Data • Encrypting File System • Encrypt data to protect against unauthorized access, now supports offline folders and multiple users • Smart Card Support • Offers additional security, now supports terminal services Online Security • Internet Connection Firewall • Protect Small Business and home networks from network based attacks

  11. Enhanced Visual Design Fresh Visual Design • Friendly and Welcoming • Designed to allow users to get the most out of their PC • Task Focused • Common tasks are clearly presented to allow users to get more done quicker Adaptive User Environment • Smarter Start Menu • Displays the most frequently used apps • Taskbar Grouping • Multiple windows from the same app are consolidated into a single task bar button • Notification Area Cleanup • Unused notification area icaons are hidden away Comprehensive Feature Integration • CD Burning • Easily burn CD-R and CD-RW’s from within Explorer • Compressed File Support • Create and extract compresed file folders (e.g. .zip files)

  12. Highest Performance • Pre-emptive Multi-tasking Architecture • Allows multiple applications to run simultaneously, while preserving system responsiveness • Scalable Memory and Processing Support • Supports up to 2 processors and 4 GB of RAM • Fastest Windows Yet • Boots faster, runs applications quicker, and resumes from hibernate/standby more rapidly than previous versions of Windows

  13. Simplified Management and DeploymentSimplified Desktop Deployment Address Deployment Issues • Application Compatibility • Out of the box support for hundreds of apps • Compatibility modes for apps without native support • New fixes delivered via Windows Update or Windows Setup with Dynamic Update • Device Compatibility • Increased device coverage from Windows 2000 • Windows XP Runs all properly written Windows 2000 drivers • Improved Windows logo program • Updates delivered via Windows Update and Windows Setup with Dynamic Update

  14. Simplified Management and DeploymentSimplified Desktop Deployment Enhance Deployment Options • State Migration (User & Admin interfaces) • User State Migration Tool (business tool) is a command line tool for migrating data and application settings. Easily customized by editing text based .inf files • Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (consumer tool) is gui based, and aimed at consumers. • SysPrep • Now allows for updated drivers to be picked up at install time, as well as per machine customizations. Also features audit capabilities • RIS • Selective display of OS image choices • Greater hardware independence & ease of use • Security & scalability enhancements • Interoperability with Windows 2000

  15. Simplified Management and DeploymentSimplified Desktop Deployment Help Manage OS Lifecycle • Windows Setup w/ Dynamic Update • Windows XP will prompt to download os updates at install time • Automatic Updates • Windows XP can download fixes in the background then install when the update is received • Downloads are throttled and can be restarted mid-stream • Feature can be turned off • Windows Update Improvements • Updates application fixes, os updates, and device drivers • Integrated with Automatic Updates • Will have features to bring inside corp firewalls

  16. Simplified Management and DeploymentEasier Desktop Management Enhanced Support Infrastructure • Help and Support Services • Provides one place to receive support information, can be extended via 3rd parties to include their support content • Remote Assistance • Offers the ability to securely remote control another Windows XP machine for troubleshooting or user education. Improved Centralized Management • More Group Policy Settings • Windows XP offers hundreds of new group policy settings, and is fully interoperable with existing Windows 2000 group policy • Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) • Allows administrators to see the effect of Group Policy on a targeted user or computer.

  17. Simplified Management and DeploymentEasier Desktop Management More Recovery Options • Automated System Recovery • Works in conjunction with backup utilities to help recover from catastrophic failure or non-boot state • Recovery console & Last Known Good Config • Reverts registry & key drivers during the OS boot process • Safe mode • Undoes harmful system configuration or settings changes (not data)

  18. Enhanced User Experiences

  19. Enhanced Productivity Tools • Best Platform for Mobile Workers • Universal Communications Tool • Enhanced Support Scenarios

  20. Best for Mobile and Remote WorkersChange the way remote workers work Great features for mobile workers • Remote Desktop • Based on the RDP protocol, Remote Desktop allows a user to remotely view and use their Windows XP Professional desktop. • Credential Manager • Provides seamless management of user credentials to ease access to network resources • Offline Folders • Files and folders on NT, Windows 2000, and “Whistler” servers can be cached on the local workstation, making them available when disconnected from the network • Synchronization Manager • Handles the replication and management of files and folders that were changed while offline

  21. Best for Mobile and Remote WorkersExtend Laptop Capabilities Best Mobile Platform • Plug and Play • Full support for plug and play including hot docking, hot insertion and removal, and device management • Power Management • Improved power management allows laptops to run longer • ClearType • Dramatically Increases screen readability • DualView • Allows two monitors to be driven off a single display adapter. Great for laptops.

  22. Best for Mobile and Remote WorkersSimplified Networking Effortless Networks • Zero Config Wireless Networking • Wireless users can move easily between wireless networks without manually reconfiguring their machines • Alternate Network Configurations • An alternate set of IP parameters can be specified to be used when DHCP is unavailable Easier Network Configurations • Network Setup Wizard • Step by step guide to configure ICS, Internet Connection Firewall, and device sharing • Network Bridging • Allows the briding of different networking technologies (i.e. wireless and 10BaseT Ethernet) • Internet Connection Sharing • Multiple PC’s can share a single Internet connection

  23. Communications • A Complete Communications and Collaboration Platform • Integrated Voice, Video, and Text communications • Collaborate with Application Sharing • Send and Receive Files

  24. Simplified Assistance Self Help Options • Help and Support Center • Allows customers to search local and Internet-based help information. Can be customized by OEM’s • Device Driver Rollback • Easily reinstall previous versions of device drivers • System Restore • Quickly returns system to a known state if problems arise Assisted Support • Remote Assistance • Based on RDP Protocol • SDK Allows For ISV / Corporate Extensibility • Send Requests Over E-Mail or Instant Messaging

  25. The New Standard for Efficient and Dependable Computing • Reliable foundation you can count on • Security and Privacy to safeguard your information • New, easier and more efficient visual design • Highly responsive for handling multiple demanding tasks at once

  26. More Information How Do I Get Code? • MSDN • TechNet • Windows XP Preview Program Where Do I Get More Information? http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp

  27. Timeline • Beta 2 - Released 3/01 • RC 1 – June • RC 2 – July • RTM – August • Available – 10/25/01

  28. Security Encrypting file system File-level access control “C2” evaluation 64-bit edition Program differences Personal not available via volume licensing Personal not available via Premiere support Content (Res Kits, Technet, MS Press Books, etc.) Behavioral Differences No friendly logon in a domain No Fast User Switching in a domain Home Edition vs. Pro • Business Networking • Domain join • Management • Group & Local Policy • Roaming profiles • SMS Support • Enterprise Deployment • Multi-language support • Sysprep and RIS support • Power User • Remote Desktop • Multi-processor support

  29. Windows XP 64-bit • Target customers • High-end workstation users – engineering design, CAD/CAM, graphics, modeling/visualization • Support for 32-bit apps • EFI & GPT support • Kernel & driver ports required

  30. Upgrade Experience • Depends on age & complexity of system • Application and device support • Best experience on a new PC • Optimal configuration, performance • Full Windows XP Experience • Upgrading to Windows XP • Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional • Dynamic Update and Windows Update • Uninstall for Win9x Users • System Requirements • Currently same as Windows 2000 Professional

  31. Online Experience • Standards Support • 100% support for DOM & CSS level 1 & P3P draft recommendations • Privacy • Set personal standards for web sites & easily view compliance • Integrated Media Playback • Without launching extra windows • Improved image browsing & acquisition • Automatic image resizing & 1-click save, print, e-mail • Integrated Contacts & Instant Messenger • MSN IM, Outlook or Outlook Express contacts • Initiate IM, e-mail, NetMeeting etc • Enhanced administration through the IEAK • Control over all new features & Resultant Set of Policy reporting

  32. Making an Business OS Choice • Windows 2000 Professional provides core fundamentals of Windows XP Professional TODAY! • If planning to deploy, currently deploying, or already deployed • You Made The Right Choice! • Look for cases where XP can solve business needs • Bring Windows XP Pro in on new desktops • If Not Deploying / Evaluating Windows 2000 Professional • Start Evaluating Windows XP

  33. Windows XP benefits in a Windows 2000 Pro environment • To address application/hardware compatibility issues • To enable knowledge workers to access their machine from anywhere (field offices, subsidiaries, home, etc.) • For Laptop users; for improved battery, performance improvements, and device support (ie. Wireless networking) • To enable a remote support infrastructure

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