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).
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