You talked. We listened. Discover the beneﬁts. Windows 7 Professional for small and midsize businesses AT A GLANCE We listened to business customers just like you to ﬁnd out what you needed from your PCs. We heard loud and clear: performance, ease of use, and security. Designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, the Windows® 7 Professional operating system delivers a powerful combination of innovation, improved performance, and productivity. It simply works the way you want—helping you focus on what matters most—your business. Here’s a quick overview of key beneﬁts you’ll see. “Speed, reliability, and compatibility—these are my absolute must-haves.” shutdown, sleep, and resume from Standby. “Businesses of all sizes will appreciate the productivity boost that the enhanced speed and overall reliability will bring to the computer experience.” —MJ Shoer, President and Virtual Chief Technology Ofﬁcer of Jenaly Technology Group, Inc. faster recovery from problems when they happen. applications. In addition, it can also extend the life of your older Windows XP productivity applications with a valuable transition tool, Windows XP Mode,* which runs on your Windows 7 PC. “I just need things to be easy, so I can get more done each day.” applications, or even menus appear in seconds. place as well as greater connection and networking options. at home, or on the road, you can now easily connect to other networks or even other computers within your home. “Safeguarding my business is critical. I need to make sure all my information is backed up, protected, and highly secure.” or change. that let you encrypt your ﬁles and folders. threats, spyware, and other forms of malicious software. Works the way you want. AT A GLANCE Windows 7 Professional: the right choice for today’s business environment Genuine Windows 7 Professional can help keep your business running in today’s changing marketplace with: • The latest innovations in search, ease of use, mobility, networking, and security. • Compatibility with a broad set of devices and applications. In addition, Windows XP Mode provides you with the run many older Windows XP productivity applications right from the Windows 7 desktop. to product lineup of Windows 7 is easy to understand. With no more complex choices between editions, all Windows 7 The editions simply offer a more complete set of features than the edition before. The right Windows 7 for you Home Premium Professional Enterprise/Ultimate Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation. Launch programs and ﬁnd the documents you use most often—quickly and easily. Make your Web experience faster, easier, and safer with the Internet Explorer® 8 Internet browser. Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC.** Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup. Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join. Automatically send your documents to the right printer, whether you’re at work or at home, with LocationAware Printing. Schedule a periodic backup to save data or an entire system image to a network location or a local drive. Recover your data easily with automatic backup to your home or business network. Encrypt your ﬁles and folders to help protect conﬁdential information. Run many older Windows XP productivity applications in Windows XP Mode.* Help protect your data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft with BitLockerTM drive encryption. Work in the language of your choice or switch between any of 35 languages. Purchase options Windows 7 Professional is available preinstalled on new PCs or in a product package off the shelf. The Windows 7 Professional upgrade license is available through all Microsoft® Volume Licensing programs for use on compatible PCs that have a qualifying older business operating system—such as Windows Vista® Business or Windows XP Professional—already installed. Determine whether your current PC is ready for an update to Windows 7, visit the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor at http://www.windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor. Upgrading from Windows XP requires a custom (clean) installation of Windows 7 and then reinstallation of programs, drivers, and settings, and programs. data. An upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 preserves current For current offers on Windows 7 Professional through a Microsoft Volume License Agreement, go to www.microsoft.com/licensing/ Additional resources Small and midsize businesses—http://www.windows.com/business System Requirements and Specifications:—http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.