Windows 7 Editions

Filed Under (Windows 7) by on 04-02-2009

Just heard word from Microsoft that they have released the official SKUs for Windows 7.  Nothing mind blowing here and it looks an awful lot like Windows Vista SKUs.  The first two 7 Starter and 7 Home Basic will not be offered in the US.  I”ve also heard that the upgrade from one edition to the next is going to be only a few minutes and not a total reinstall.  Now that would be a welcome relief!

Windows 7 Starter Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 7 Professional Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
Key Feature list
· Broad app and device compatibility with up to 3 concurrent applications
· Safe, reliable, and supported
· Ability to join a Home Group
· Improved taskbar and JumpLists
· All Starter features
· Unlimited applications
· Live Thumbnail Previews & enhanced visual experience
· Advanced networking support (ad-hoc wireless networks and internet connection sharing)
· Mobility Center
· All Home Basic features
· Unlimited applications
· Aero Glass & advanced windows navigation
· Easy networking & sharing across all your PCs & devices
· Improved media format support, enhancements to Windows Media Center and media streaming, including Play To
· Multi-touch and improved handwriting recognition
· All Professional features
· Unlimited applications
· Ability to join a managed network with Domain Join
· Protect  data with advanced network backup and Encrypting File System
· Print to the right printer at home or work with Location Aware Printing
· All Professional features
· Unlimited applications
· BitLocker data protection on internal and external drives
· DirectAccess provides seamless connectivity to your corporate network.  (requires Windows Server 2008 R2)
· Decrease time branch office workers wait to open file across the network with BranchCache. (requires Windows Server 2008 R2)
· Prevent unauthorized software from running with AppLocker
Note: Ultimate includes all Enterprise and all Home Premium features, including multi-language packs.
–  Windows 7 Enterprise is available only through Microsoft Volume Licensing

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