Microsoft Windows 7

Tips, Tricks and Tools for Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft's latest incarnation of its familiar Windows operating system has some sweeping changes. Boasting an improved, tightened interface and faster, better performance, Windows 7 works like a charm. Among its new features are support for virtual hard, touch and handwriting recognition, and improved performance on multicore processors. There's also DirectAccess, which provides mobile users with access to SharePoint, the company intranet and other corporate network resources. Look to our resource center for information, guidance and strategies on working with Windows 7 as an IT professional.

At Home with Windows 7
Windows 7 HomeGroups lets businesses share files and devices without special technical knowledge.
Windows 7 Compatibility
Use these tips to make sure your older programs will work with Microsoft's latest OS.
Guarantee optimal performance for streaming media and applications with simple Windows 7 Quality of Service...
The bottom line on deployment in Windows 7? It's easier, faster and better.
Speed Up WAN Service with Windows 7
With the new BranchCache feature in Windows 7, users in remote offices no longer must accept less-than-perfect...
Migrating to Windows 7
Which desktop deployment scenario is right for you?
5 Windows 7 Improvements Users Can Put to Work
Enhance the end-user experience with these five tools.
Policy setting and BitLocker encryption can help you manage the parameters for removable drive use.
SMBs Share Experiences with Upgrading to Windows 7
Companies share their tips about how to prepare for a seamless upgrade to Windows 7.

Security

Heartbleed: What Should Your... |
One of the biggest security vulnerabilities has almost every user and every industry...
Why Businesses Need a Next-G... |
Devices investigate patterns that could indicate malicious activity.
Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....

Storage

The New Backup Utility Proce... |
Just getting used to the Windows 8 workflow? Prepare for a change.
How to Perform Traditional W... |
With previous versions going unused, Microsoft radically reimagined the backup utility in...
5 Easy Ways to Build a Bette... |
While large enterprises have the resources of an entire IT department behind them, these...

Infrastructure Optimization

Businesses Must Step Careful... |
Slow and steady wins the race as businesses migrate IT operations to service providers,...
Why Cloud Security Is More E... |
Cloud protection services enable companies to keep up with security threats while...
Ensure Uptime Is in Your Dat... |
Power and cooling solutions support disaster recovery and create cost savings and...

Networking

Securing the Internet of Thi... |
As excitement around the connected-device future grows, technology vendors seek ways to...
How to Maximize WAN Bandwidt... |
Understand six common problems that plague wide area networks — and how to address them.
Linksys Makes a Comeback in... |
The networking vendor introduced several new Smart Switch products at Interop this week.

Mobile & Wireless

Mobility: A Foundational Pie... |
Other technologies rely on mobile computing, which has the power to change lives, Lextech...
Now that Office for iPad Is... |
After waiting awhile for Microsoft’s productivity suite to arrive, professionals who use...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.

Hardware & Software

Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....
New Challenges in Software M... |
IT trends such as cloud, virtualization and BYOD pose serious hurdles for software...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.