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1 Shane Curtis Windows Client Technical Specialist Microsoft

2 What the Press Is Saying... “We checked out an early beta … the improvements to everything from user interface to memory management look highly promising.” “One thing becomes obvious after only a few minutes of playing with the new interface: The Windows 7 design team has paid an enormous amount of attention to small details and have focused on workflows and end-to-end experiences, not just on dialog boxes and feature sets.” “Microsoft is on the right path with Windows 7, focusing on ease of use, compatibility, better ways of interacting with the PC and managing the personal data.” “Microsoft has put together a well thought- through ecosystem, which eases enterprise deployment and administration and yet also gives end-users a desktop OS they can love.”

3 “don’t wait” Gartner

4 What Analysts Are Saying... "Early reports suggest that Ballmer's baby should enjoy a successful and prosperous life, meaning that Microsoft's customers and partners and the greater IT marketplace will find much to like and even more to gain in Windows 7." —Charles King, Pund-IT Principal Analyst Pund-IT "Most importantly, Windows 7's feature set was 98 percent locked early in the process. So no pet features crept in to subsequent build." Roger Kay, Founder and President of Endpoint Technologies Associates —Roger Kay, Founder and President of Endpoint Technologies AssociatesEndpoint Technologies AssociatesEndpoint Technologies Associates

5 Vision Development & Test Pre-Beta Beta ReleaseVision Development & Test Pre-Beta Beta Release Spend more time on planning & vision phase analyzing trends and needs before building features. Focus on end-to-end business scenarios – not just new features and technologies. Give our customer and partners a timeframe for the release and stick to our plan – 3 years for Windows 7. Disclose with higher degree of certainty and minimize changesDisclose with higher degree of certainty and minimize changes Engaging with partners earlier and more closely to enable seamless experiences and compatibility across hardware, software and services We are hereWe are here

6 Similar Compatibility: Most software that runs on Windows Vista will run on Windows 7. Exceptions will be low level code (AV, Firewall, Imaging, etc). Hardware that runs Windows Vista well will run Windows 7 well.Hardware that runs Windows Vista well will run Windows 7 well. Few Changes: Focus on quality and reliability improvements Deep Changes: New models for security, drivers, deployment, and networking

7 At their deskAt their desk In a branchIn a branch On the roadOn the road Protect data & PCsProtect data & PCs Built on Windows Vista foundation Easy migrationEasy migration Keep PCs runningKeep PCs runningVirtualization

8 Responsive, reliable performance Intuitive UI and navigation Search your PC and intranetSearch your PC and intranet Internet Explorer 8 retrieves data beyond the page DirectAccess ™ mobile connectivityDirectAccess ™ mobile connectivity BranchCache ™ network boostBranchCache ™ network boost

9 Enhanced Taskbar Aero Peek Jumplists Aero Shake Automatic resizing of windows (Aero Snap) Gadgets Libraries Managing Default Printers (different printer for different networks) Themes/sound schemes Mobility Center Network and Sharing Center/HomeGroups Problem steps recorder Switch to projector

10 Consistent user experience for finding data from multiple locations, including SharePoint IT can pre-populate links on Start menu and Explorer to preferred sites with “Enterprise Search Scopes” Current desktop and Enterprise search solutions are good, but not integrated Users need to take different steps to find data on PC and data on servers Data sources are hard to discoverData sources are hard to discover

11 New network paradigm enables same experience inside & outside the office Seamless access to network resources increases productivity of mobile users Infrastructure investments also make it easy to service mobile PCs and distribute updates and polices Difficult for users to access corporate resources from outside the office Challenging for IT to manage, update, patch mobile PCs while disconnected from company network HomeOfficeHomeOffice

12 Caches content downloaded from file and Web servers Users in the branch can quickly open files stored in the cache Frees up network bandwidth for other uses Application and data access over WAN is slow in branch offices Slow connections hurt user productivity Improving network performance is expensive and difficult to implement

13 AppLocker ™ controls what applications run Internet Explorer 8 helps keep users safe online BitLocker To Go ™ protects data on removable drives BitLocker ™ simplifies encryptions and key management for all drives User Account Control prompts lessUser Account Control prompts less Security Development Lifecycle for defense in depth

14 Protect data on internal and removable drives Mandate the use of encryption with Group Policies Store recovery information in Active Directory for manageability Simplify BitLocker setup and configuration of primary hard drive + Worldwide Shipments (000s) Gartner “Forecast: USB Flash Drives, Worldwide, ” 24 September 2007, Joseph Unsworth Gartner “Dataquest Insight: PC Forecast Analysis, Worldwide, 1H08” 18 April 2008, Mikako Kitagawa, George Shiffler III

15 Eliminate unwanted/unknown applications in your network Enforce application standardization within your organization Easily create and manage flexible rules using Group Policy Users can install and run unapproved applications Even standard users can install some types of software Unauthorized applications may:Unauthorized applications may: Introduce malwareIntroduce malware Increase helpdesk callsIncrease helpdesk calls Reduce user productivityReduce user productivity Undermine compliance effortsUndermine compliance efforts

16 Compatibility with Windows Vista hardware, software, tools New tools speed image creation, migration, and deployment PowerShell & Group Policy management ease configuration Troubleshooting platform reduces help desk issues Improve VDI experience with multi-monitor and mic supportImprove VDI experience with multi-monitor and mic support Same tools to manage and service VHD & WIM imagesSame tools to manage and service VHD & WIM images

17 Deploying desktops in virtual machines on server hardware Centralized management & securityCentralized management & security Users can access their desktop and applications wherever they are Richer graphics with improved multi-monitor support Use voice for telephony & applications with microphone support Improved printingImproved printing Using Windows for VDI scenarios requires additional VECD licenseUsing Windows for VDI scenarios requires additional VECD license * What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure? Maintain VHD: Offline servicing of VHD images with same tools used for WIM Boot from VHD: Reuse VHD files for deployment to managed desktop PCs

18 Use the same powerful tools for automation of servers and PCs New graphical editor makes it easy for IT pros to learn and use scripting Run automated tasks remotely across your entire organization IT Pros rely on scripting to automate repetitive tasks Previous Windows scripting languages were limited in scope and difficult to use PowerShell helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity in managing servers

19 Hardware OS Data, User settings Applications Issues IT Faces PC components bound together, difficult to replace hardware, software What’s Changing Breaking ties using technologies like virtualization to increase agility

20 NewNew

21 Application Virtualization (a.k.a.,, SoftGrid) Group Policy and AGPM Folder Redirection Offline Files Settings, data, and applications automatically streamed to user Deploy PCs using application virtualization and folder redirection

22 Introduction of “Virtual Machine” concepts An additional desktop (start menu, taskbar…)

23 Applications installed in the VM, appear on the desktop as if they were running natively.

24 Virtual Machine (residing and operating on the endpoint) MED-V upgrades an industry-standard virtual machine… … to an enterprise-managed workspace: Image Creation, Delivery and Update Centralized Management and Monitoring Usage Policy and Data Transfer Control End-user Experience and Usability

25 Take advantage of MDOP products to optimize your existing PC infrastructure and ease future upgrades. Project scope to deploy is small with rapid payback on investment.Project scope to deploy is small with rapid payback on investment. Service Pack 1 available now. Deploy today to experience security, search, mobility, and TCO benefits as soon as possible. Be ready to deploy on new PCs you purchase this year.Be ready to deploy on new PCs you purchase this year. Investments in Windows Vista will ease migration to Windows 7.Investments in Windows Vista will ease migration to Windows 7. On track for release 3 years after Windows Vista general availability. When Windows 7 Enterprise ships, active Software Assurance customers will have rights to deploy it. Deploy Windows Vista today in preparation for Windows 7.Deploy Windows Vista today in preparation for Windows 7. Post Windows XP end of sale (July 30, 2008) downgrades still available for businesses. Per standard Microsoft lifecycle policy, support and critical updates available until April, Service Pack 3 released in April 2008Service Pack 3 released in April 2008 Migrate Windows 2000 PCs to Windows Vista as soon as possible. Extended support ends Q Extended support ends Q Microsoft guidance to optimize desktop infrastructure

26 © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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28 Flexible Offerings for Your Business Desktop OS and management solutions *

29 Microsoft released Windows Vista as a redesigned operating system to enhance security


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