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Microsoft Spins Enterprise Windows 7 Story

The Microsoft Windows 7 hype machine took aim at enterprise customers as executives touted its high-end features. A couple of features require Windows Server 2008 R2. The ability for remote Win 7 clients to securely connect to servers without a dedicated VPN only comes with the Windows 2008/Win 7 combo. A technology that speeds up WAN connections, BranchCache, also requires the latest and greatest Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft is also touting BitLocker, which will work with external hard drives. IT can also lock down applications and configurations through AppLocker.

What IT really wants is a solid, fast, compatible OS. So far, that seems to describe Windows 7 to a T.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/06/2009 at 1:16 PM


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