TechNet Magazine December 2011 Edition Out Now! Getting Most Out of Windows 7

The December 2011 edition of TechNet Magazine heavily features Windows 7 is now out. Windows 7 has some unique functionality that opens doors to easier implementation of a virtualized environment, enhanced compatibility with applications from earlier OSes and a simplified migration path."Using Windows 7 in Windows XP Mode lets you run legacy business applications seamlessly […]

TechNet Magazine: December 2011 EditionThe December 2011 edition of TechNet Magazine heavily features Windows 7 is now out. Windows 7 has some unique functionality that opens doors to easier implementation of a virtualized environment, enhanced compatibility with applications from earlier OSes and a simplified migration path.

"Using Windows 7 in Windows XP Mode lets you run legacy business applications seamlessly within Windows 7. Your organization can benefit from the increased security, flexibility and stability of Windows 7, while continuing to use the older applications that drive your business. Check out "Run Windows Old and New" in this month's issue for more on using Windows XP Mode in Windows 7," Lafe Low, editor in chief of TechNet Magazine stated.

"Besides the Windows Automated Installation Kik (WAIK,) Microsoft has produced a quiver of tools to expedite your move, including the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP), the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)."

You can read more about those handy tools in the November article, "Windows 7: A Modern Guide to Desktop Deployment."

You can also customize Windows 7 to fulfill just about whichever function you need. Check out the list of Microsoft Management Console Snap-Ins in the October feature, "Windows 7: All About the Snap-Ins."

Here are a couple of other articles that you might find helpful: "Windows 7 Deployment in 7 Easy Steps" and "The 10 Things to Do First for Windows 7."

The following are some of the articles covered in the magazine: