Productivity Features of Windows 7

11/12/2010

Microsoft’s Windows 7 Hitting the Scene

windows 7Windows 7 is quickly being adopted by the consumer market even though IT management around the world still hasn’t been able to make the jump. Microsoft’s profit was up to 51% over this last year. Office 2010 and Windows 7 are seriously helping Microsoft with those numbers. Consumers see the value Windows 7 brings to the table, as it’s many new and improved features makes the new OS stand tall right next to competitors like OSX.

Amazing New or Improved Features in Windows 7 Include:

  • Home Group: Takes the headache out of sharing files and printers on a home network
  • Jump Lists: Speedy access to your favorite pictures, songs, websites, and documents
  • Snap: A quick (and fun!) new way to resize and compare windows on your desktop
  • Windows Search: Find virtually anything on your PC, instantly
  • Windows Taskbar: Better thumbnail previews, easier-to-see icons, and more ways to customize
  • Remote Media Streaming: Enjoy music and video on your home PC—even when you’re not at home

Even though these features don’t translate well to the corporate world, Windows 7 works seamless with Windows Server 2008 in ways that really increase productivity by streamlining IT management processes.

Some of these features are:

  • Simplified remote connectivity for corporate computers by using the DirectAccess feature
  • Secured remote connectivity for private and public computers
  • Improved performance for branch offices
  • Improved virtual desktop integration
  • Higher fault tolerance for connectivity between sites

Sooner or later IT departments all over the world will start embracing the benefits brought by the relationship between Windows 7 and Server 2008. Windows XP compatibility requirements are not an excuse anymore as Windows 7 supports Windows XP Mode. In the end, we all benefit.