Windows 7 – Top 10 reasons to deploy


    About 4 people raised their hand for having deployed Windows Vista in their organisation.

    Enthusiastically, a large number of attendees raised their hands to the question ‘how many of you are currently doing test deployment / trials.’

    10. Deployment

    • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (has now gone RTM).
    • Imaging
    • Driver Injection
    • Device Drivers inbuilt
    • Install from USB
    • WAIK

    Basically need 2 imagines when deploying.. 32-bit or 64-bit.

    9. Remote Working

    • Direct Access
    • Multiple Default Printers (Location aware printing – useful for multiple sites, can be set through Group Policy Preferences)

    8. Branch

    • Branch Cache
    • SMB 2

    7. UI

    • Libraries
    • Search Scopes
    • Jump Lists
    • Aero Shake
    • Keyboard shortcuts
    • Multitouch

    Flickr federated search example code from

    6. Management

    • Diagnostic
    • PSR
    • Power Management
    • WMI
    • Powershell
    • Group Policy (an additional 500)

    5. Networking

    • Wireless
    • Mobility Center
    • Broadband support
    • Active Firewall policies

    4. Virtualisation

    • VDI enhancements
    • XP Mode
    • MED-V
    • Boot VHD
    • RDS

    Tip: If an application crashes when trying launch in Windows 7, try starting it 4 times within an hour, some automatic application compatibility code will be kicked off and your app may indeed launch.

    3. Security

    • AppLocker
    • Bitlocker
    • Bitlocker To Go
    • UAC enhancements

    2. Web

    • IE8

    1. Performance

    • Machine spec
    • Battery life (attendees in the crowd, say they’ve got between 2 and 3.5hrs of battery life from their netbook).
    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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