Windows 7: Product Evaluation
Updated: February 3, 2010
Applies To: Windows 7
This collection includes a variety of topics to help you explore and experiment with the new features of Windows 7 that are of particular importance to the IT pro.
Questions About Windows 7
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Windows 7:
What’s New in Windows 7
Learn about the key feature changes and benefits that are provided in Windows 7 and the key feature changes between the Beta and RC releases:
|For information about key feature changes in Windows Server 2008 R2, see Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta).|
Learn about four deployment strategies for Windows 7:
Learn about BranchCache, DirectAccess, and other new and changed networking technologies in Windows 7:
Read an overview about the manageability technology and the power management changes in Windows 7:
Learn about DirectAccess, User Account Control (UAC), AppLocker™, BitLocker To Go™, and other security enhancements in Windows 7.
Learn about the Windows Troubleshooting Platform, including links to information about customizing the platform so that you can reduce support costs in your organization.
Learn about AppLocker, a new application control feature in Windows 7 that helps eliminate unwanted and unknown applications within an organization’s network while providing security, operational, and compliance benefits.
Read an overview about BitLocker™ Drive Encryption in Windows 7, including an introduction to BitLocker To Go.
Learn about the enterprise search technology changes in Windows 7 and how to implement and manage Windows Search:
Windows Virtual PC
Learn how to use this optional component to evaluate and migrate to Windows 7 while maintaining compatibility with applications that run on older versions of Windows.