24 years in IT as a Technology Consultant MCT, MCITP, MCTS President of Pacific IT Professionals A professional association for IT Professionals Join today at www.pacitpros.org Technology Instructor Author Speaker Lecturer IT Pro Hero We are here Beta RC RTM Jan 2009 May 2009 July 22, 2009 GA Sept 1, 2009 Windows 7 included on Price List Key Milestones for Windows 7 July 22 – Windows 7 Release to Manufacturing September 1 – Windows 7 included on Price List October 22 – Windows 7 General Availability (GA) Oct 22, 2009 “In general, I have found Windows 7 a pleasure to use. There are a few drawbacks, but my preliminary verdict on Windows 7 is positive. Even in beta form, with some features incomplete or imperfect, Windows 7 is, in my view, much better than Vista.” Productivity, Security, & Management Improve User Productivity Increase Security Faster and Easier Access information anywhere Remove barriers to information Most secure operating system Protect data & PCs Protect users & infrastructure DirectAccess BranchCache Federated Search BitLocker To Go AppLocker IE8 Streamline PC Management Easy migration Virtualization Extend life of PCs Keep PCs running Windows PowerShell 2.0 VHD Support 06/30/08 Windows XP End of Sale (EOS) 04/14/09 Windows XP End of Mainstream Support 04/08/14 Windows XP End of Extended Support Reasons You Should Migrate to Windows 7: Windows 7 has superior features sets to Windows XP for improved performance and reliability XP is going away so you need to upgrade now Get all the value of Windows 7 without hardware investment Run your XP applications on Win7 Professional & Enterprise with Windows XP Mode An Edition of Windows Right for Every Customer Pre-Installed on PC (FPP) (OEM) Volume Licensing Featured Products Full Package Product * Not available in all markets Windows 7 SKUS are a superset of the previous SKUS What Qualifies for Windows 7 Professional VL upgrade license? New EA/ Open Value Existing EA/ Open Value Select Open Enterprise (N,K, KN) x x x x Professional (N, K, KN, Diskless) x x x x Ultimate x x x x Enterprise (N,K, KN) x x x x Business (N, K, KN, Blade) x x x x Ultimate x x x x Windows XP Professional x x x x Windows 2000 Professional x x x Windows NT Workstation 4.0 x x x Windows 98 (including 2nd Edition) x x x Apple Macintosh x x x Operating Systems Windows 7 Windows Vista *Windows XP Starter, Home/Vista Starter, Home, Home Premium/Windows 7 Starter/Home/ Premium are only qualifying OS under Academic licensing** Direct upgrade: Customer can perform in place upgrade to Windows 7. This option saves all data and settings in place. Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate Vista Business Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate Vista Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate Clean Install: Customer must back up data, perform clean install of OS then restore data, programs and settings in Windows 7. Windows XP Pro Windows 7 Professional Windows XP Home Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate Windows 7 Beta/RC Windows 7 (any version) Improve User Productivity Accelerate OS migrations Build business continuity for applications Enable roaming and free seating MDOP Enabling Technologies Security & Compliance Streamline PC Management Enable governance and change control Reduce application management costs Manage software assets across the Enterprise Reduce help desk and mobile support costs Proactively manage desktop crashes and hangs Benefits Gartner suggested 3-Year Value (per desktop) Turn Windows applications into managed services $18.00 Simplifying deployment and mgmt of virtual PCs $36.00 Manage software assets across the Enterprise $0 - $4.50 Empower users while controlling desktop security $3.00 Identify causes and solutions to system errors $27.00 Quickly repair unbootable or locked-out systems $5.00 Average Total 3-year Value per desktop $89.00 - $93.50 Total 3-year cost of MDOP per desktop $24-$30 Combined value to deliver the optimized desktop Key Scenario Benefits Provide faster, more scalable, and efficient access to network resources • Provide users with seamless access to applications and data from anywhere, helping to increase their productivity • Provide users with a rich desktop experience from unmanaged or thin clients • Protect Sensitive Data • Enable policy-based network security by allowing only healthy PCs to access network resources • Reduce Costs with Enhanced Manageability • Update and manage mobile PCs even when not on the corporate the network • Publish server-based applications directly to users’ desktops • Centrally aggregate important client and server events to help desk • Enhance User Productivity • Features • • • • • Receive Window auto-tuning SMB 2.0 IPv6 DirectAccess BranchCache™ VDI enhancements Network access protection • Server and domain isolation DirectAccess • Remote Desktop Services (RDS) • Event forwarding © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. 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