windows7 Windows 7 RTM is now available on Technet and MSDN. It is time for every IT pro to learn about the new features. In this post, I have collected all 4sysops articles that review or discuss new Windows 7 features. You will also find tips on how to manage Windows 7. The first list gives you an overview of all the new features. The articles in the other categories describe a particular feature in more detail. Whenever I publish a new article about Window 7 in the coming weeks, I will update this page. If you think that an important feature is missing, please tell me!

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Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in IT management and system administration.
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I will also create a corresponding page for Windows Server 2008 R2. Articles that discuss Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be included in both lists.

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Deployment ^

User interface ^

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    Lukas Beeler 8 years ago

    I've downloaded using the Akamai Download applet, and i've queued up Ultimate x86/x64 and Enterprise x64. All downloads are already finished.

    Might make sense to restart your downloads using the Akamai applet.


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    Michael Pietroforte 8 years ago

    Hmm why do you think that Akamai is faster than Microsoft File Transfer Manager?


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    Lukas Beeler 8 years ago

    I don't think it is, i know.

    In the company, with a 20/2 link from Cablecom Business, i've queued up using the Akamai applet:
    Enterprise x64
    Ultimate x64
    Ultimate x86

    Was done roughly at 20:45, and i started at 19:10.

    At home, with a 25/2.5 link from Cablecom, i've queued up using FTM:
    Ultimate x64

    Ultimate is currently roughly 50% done. The langpacks and WAIK downloads haven't even started yet.


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    Michael Pietroforte 8 years ago

    Is the Akamai Download Manager free? Do you have a download link?


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    Lukas Beeler 8 years ago

    The Akamai applet is used automatically on the Top Downloads page:


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    Michael Pietroforte 8 years ago

    Thanks a lot Lukas! This is quite interesting. I will post something about it. 🙂


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    micheal 8 years ago

    windows 7 has many more new feature for its users like After a extremely long time Microsoft got to know very important things in computing like
    one click wi-fi
    check it out



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    John Tyra 8 years ago

    Lukas Beeler, you are awesome. I went from 20kb/s using Microsoft's download manager to 1.3MB/s using Akamai's tool. I just wish it worked in Firefox instead of just IE.

    Thanks for the tip! =)


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