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Win7 will make IT admins grin
Windows 7 management features will make IT admins grin
By Kurt Mackey | Published: October 30, 2008 - 08:30AM CT
Throughout this week's Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft has been demonstrating a number of new features designed to make the lives of IT types easier. Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of Windows Product Management for the enterprise, demonstrated some of these features at a Windows 7 press briefing, and we've had the chance to look at some of them ourselves. Microsoft's demo focused primarily on security, mobile access and deployment/troubleshooting, and there was some really interesting stuff there. Here are a few of the features we find compelling:
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|15 Jan 2009||#3|
In place imaging
Windows 7 will allow users to apply sort of an in-place image, keeping all user files intact. They demonstrated with a Vista machine containing 30GB of unspecified user data (we suspect the files were mostly work related DVD rips). They plugged a USB key into the running Vista machine, triggered the re-image process, and thirty minutes later we were looking at a functional Windows 7 installation with that same 30GB. One particularly interesting, though somewhat scary, implication of this is that IT staff can send a USB key out to remote users and let them reimage their own machines.
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