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Introducing Windows 7
The Windows 7 client operating system offers innovative technologies that improve performance, reliability, security, and compatibility. It also offers new capabilities that help organizations improve user productivity, enhance security, and reduce operating costs. Because Windows 7 is built on the same platform as Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the investments you make in Windows Vista readiness—application testing and hardware assessment—will help speed the adoption of Windows 7 in your environment.
Implementing User Account Control in Windows 7
The User Account Control (UAC) feature was first implemented in the Windows Vista operating system to protect computers from malicious software and unauthorized system changes. Based on feedback from users and administrators, the Windows team significantly enhanced UAC in Windows 7 to give users greater control of their computers and provide administrators with more granular configuration settings. This Learning Snack explains how UAC works and shows you how to configure UAC security settings. It also describes the key UAC enhancements in Windows 7.
Introducing BitLocker and AppLocker in Windows 7
Every organization needs to keep its business-critical data secure and impervious to theft. This Learning Snack describes the BitLocker and AppLocker features in Windows 7, which give you more control over sensitive data. It demonstrates how BitLocker protects hard drives and the data on laptops, and how BitLocker to Go secures removable storage devices. This Learning Snack also shows you how to implement application control policies with AppLocker to protect the computers on your network from unlicensed and malicious software.
Desktop Experience in Windows 7
This Learning Snack describes the new desktop and taskbar features in Windows 7 that help you effortlessly manage your applications, folders, and windows. It also demonstrates how to use features such as Aero Peek and Aero Shake to manage open windows. This Snack also shows you how to create taskbar icons to easily access frequently used applications and Jump Lists to save files on your desktop without the clutter.
Setting Up a Home Network in Windows 7
If you have more than one computer in your home, you can create a home network so that you can easily share and access files and printers across the network. This Learning Snack describes the HomeGroup feature in Windows 7, which will help you create a home network quickly and easily.
Introducing the Troubleshooting Platform in Windows 7
Typically, when users have computer issues, they call the help desk to resolve them. However, if users have Windows 7, they can take advantage of its new tools to solve their computer problems without calling help desk. This Learning Snack explores new ways to manage and troubleshoot common computer problems in Windows 7 by using the troubleshooting platform, which includes Action Center and Problem Steps Recorder.
Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool for Servicing Windows 7 Images
Windows 7 includes several tools that simplify desktop deployment, including Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM). DISM combines the functionality of several image-management tools that were available in Windows Vista. With the help of DISM, IT professionals and desktop configuration administrators can deploy Windows images to computer systems efficiently and quickly. This Learning Snack describes the DISM tool and demonstrates some of the commands that administrators can use while preparing and servicing Windows images offline.
Windows 7 for Developers
Windows 7 offers a new way of interacting with the computer, using our hands. In two parts, the different aspects of implementing Touch, Multi-Touch, and Ink are covered. The taskbar is the new interface through which users can open applications and switch between windows. This Snack covers the taskbar functionality and includes the technical details of implementing jump lists, thumbnails, toolbar buttons, overlay icons, custom window switches, and more. The Sensors and Location Snack highlights scenarios and the implications of using sensors and location implantation within applications. In the last Snack, we examine the internal structure of Windows 7 libraries as well as the APIs and how to make an application library aware.
Note This Snack was created by the Developer & Evangelism Platform (DPE) team at Microsoft.
Understanding Volume Activation
Volume Activation is a set of technical and policy-related solutions used for automating and managing product activation. It is used in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. Volume Activation helps you address the piracy and product key management issues in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. This Learning Snack describes the fundamentals of Volume Activation and the various methods that you can use to activate server and client computers.
Finding and Organizing Information in Windows 7
Most people need to view, organize, and find information that is stored not just on their own computer, but also beyond. This Learning Snack describes libraries in Windows 7, and how you can use them to organize data efficiently. It also describes the search improvements in Windows 7 and demonstrates how you can find information stored across multiple computers, Web sites, and servers as easily as searching for information on your own computer.
Remote Connectivity in Windows 7
These days, more people are working from branch offices or home offices instead of the central office. Although advances in mobile computers and wireless broadband have enabled users to be more productive, productivity is still limited by users' connectivity to corporate resources while away from the office. The changing structure of business puts more pressure on IT professionals to provide a high-performance and secure infrastructure for connecting remote users and branch offices while minimizing costs. Windows 7 offers solutions that enable users to stay connected whether they are traveling or working from home and enables IT professionals to better manage mobile computers. This Learning Snack describes Windows 7 remote connectivity technologies, such as Mobile broadband, DirectAccess, VPN Reconnect, and BranchCache.
Automating Windows 7 Management
Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell provides IT professionals the flexibility to automate many administrative tasks and manage Windows efficiently. With the inclusion of features such as PowerShell remoting, Windows PowerShell makes it easier for Windows administrators to control and manage their Windows 7 environment. This Learning Snack demonstrates how to use Windows PowerShell to automate common administrative tasks. It also demonstrates how Windows PowerShell can be used to gather diagnostic data from remote computers