12 Nov Productivity Features of Windows 7
Microsoft’s Windows 7 Hitting the Scene
Windows 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.