Remember that this is just a sampling of new features. There are many, many more. As a Microsoft GOLD Partner we are very confident that Windows 7 will be a winner. (In fact I'm personally eager to move my home network to Windows 7.) Remember this is coming from a Microsoft Partner that usually has quite a "wait and see" attitude about new releases.
(Blazing?) Fast Performance: According to a test done by Zdnet of 25 everyday/realworld tasks Windows 7 beat Vista and even XP on every one. See Source Here.
Reduced Startup Time: New "Instant On" supposed to reduce start up to 15seconds. Windows 7 reduces start up to 50% in some cases even without using "Instant On".
ISO Disk Burning Now Built-In: Before Windows 7 3rd party software install was needed but with Win7 it is built in. One less thing to clutter your Windows.
Search Text Inside TIFF Image Files: Now you can search TIFF files by text contained in them. Makes Windows 7 one step closer to being a simple document management system for small companies.
DirectAccess: A new seamless and simple way for remote users to connect to their Windows Server network.
Securely Use USB Drives with BitLocker: Allows USB drives to be easily encrypted so if they are lost no data/passwords/financial data gets in the wrong hands.
Wordpad Gets Major Face lift: Looks just like the latest version of Microsoft Word with ribbon menus. But still no spell checker. ;-)
Total Compatibility With Windows XP Mode: No need to worry that an XP application will be incompatible with Windows 7 because with XP Mode your app will actually be running on XP. (transparent to user)
I suggest that companies begin to plan to take advantage of the benefit of Windows 7. I didn't say this with Vista but I think Windows 7 is a product that will bring immediate and realworld value to many small companies.
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