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As the next-generation operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7 opens new development, sales and services opportunities for your business. With Windows 7, you can offer your customers a robust foundation for high-quality experiences across applications, services, PCs, and devices. Building on the substantial investments Microsoft made in Windows Vista, Windows 7 improves security, reliability, networking, and user experience. And delivers capabilities that can make users productive anywhere together with tools that IT pros can use to manage PCs efficiently.
The Windows 7 Beta download period is now over. If you completed the Windows 7 Beta download, product keys are still available if you do not currently have one.

Partners with an MSDN or TechNet subscription can download Windows 7 Beta throughout the Beta program.
Become an active participant of the Windows 7 Forum to share and learn what other partners and IT professionals are learning about Windows 7.
Windows 7 SKU Editions and Feature Sets
Be prepared to provide the SKU edition that matches your customers’ business needs. For example, you would offer your enterprise customers Windows 7 Enterprise. With a superset SKU model, each higher edition SKU adds more functionality to the features in lower SKU editions.
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Windows7 SKU Editions and Feature Sets
 
Windows 7 Starter (limited distribution)
Windows 7 Starter (limited distribution)
Windows 7 Home Basic (emerging market only)
Windows 7 Home Basic (emerging market only)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
  • Broad application and device compatibility with up to three concurrent applications.
  • Safe, reliable, and supported .
  • Home Group makes it easy to share media, documents and printers across multiple PCs in offices without a domain.
  • Improved taskbar and JumpLists .
  • Broad application and device compatibility with unlimited concurrent applications.
  • Safe, reliable, and supported .
  • Home Group makes it easy to share media, documents and printers across multiple PCs in offices without a domain.
  • Improved taskbar and JumpLists .
  • Live thumbnail previews and enhanced visual experience.
  • Advanced networking support (ad-hoc wireless networks and internet connection sharing).
  • Mobility Center is included.
  • Broad application and device compatibility with unlimited concurrent applications.
  • Safe, reliable, and supported .
  • Home Group makes it easy to share media, documents and printers across multiple PCs in offices without a domain.
  • Improved taskbar and JumpLists .
  • Live thumbnail previews and enhanced visual experience.
  • Advanced networking support (ad-hoc wireless networks and internet connection sharing).
  • Mobility Center is included.
  • Aero Glass and advanced windows navigation.
  • Easy networking and sharing across all your PCs and devices.
  • Improved media format support , enhancements to Windows Media Center and media streaming, including Play To.
  • Multi-touch and improved handwriting recognition.
  • Broad application and device compatibility with unlimited concurrent applications.
  • Safe, reliable, and supported .
  • Home Group makes it easy to share media, documents and printers across multiple PCs in offices without a domain.
  • Improved taskbar and JumpLists .
  • Live thumbnail previews and enhanced visual experience.
  • Advanced networking support (ad-hoc wireless networks and internet connection sharing).
  • Mobility Center is included.
  • Aero Glass and advanced windows navigation.
  • Easy networking and sharing across all your PCs and devices.
  • Improved media format support , enhancements to Windows Media Center and media streaming, including Play To.
  • Multi-touch and improved handwriting recognition.
  • Domain Join enables simple and secure server networking.
  • Encrypting File System protects data with advanced network backup.
  • Location Aware Printing helps find the right printer when moving between the office and home.
  • Broad application and device compatibility with unlimited concurrent applications.
  • Safe, reliable, and supported .
  • Home Group makes it easy to share media, documents and printers across multiple PCs in offices without a domain.
  • Improved taskbar and JumpLists .
  • Live thumbnail previews and enhanced visual experience.
  • Advanced networking support (ad-hoc wireless networks and internet connection sharing).
  • Mobility Center is included.
  • Aero Glass and advanced windows navigation.
  • Easy networking and sharing across all your PCs and devices.
  • Improved media format support , enhancements to Windows Media Center and media streaming, including Play To.
  • Multi-touch and improved handwriting recognition.
  • Domain Join enables simple and secure server networking.
  • Encrypting File System protects data with advanced network backup.
  • Location Aware Printing helps find the right printer when moving between the office and home.
  • BitLocker protects data on removable devices.
  • DirectAccess links users to corporate resources from the road without a virtual private network (VPN).
  • BranchCache makes if faster to open files and Web pages from a branch office.
  • AppLocker easily restricts unauthorized software and enables greater security.
Note that Windows 7 Ultimate includes all Windows 7 Enterprise, including multiple-language packs.
The Optimized Desktop and Software Assurance
Windows 7 Enterprise is part of the Microsoft Optimized Desktop, which also includes the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of management, deployment, and virtualization tools.

If your PCs are covered by Software Assurance when Windows 7 is released, then you automatically get the rights to deploy Windows 7 Enterprise to those PCs without an additional license fee (media fulfillment fees may apply).

Microsoft is committed to delivering continual innovation to enterprise customers through Software Assurance with more regular releases of Windows, additional value in Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, and regular updates of the Desktop Optimization Pack.
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