How can Windows 7 Ultimate keep up with even the latest releases? It’s all about the features. The features found in Windows 7 Ultimate are best broken up into those that are found in other Windows 7 editions, and those that are found exclusively in the Ultimate edition. Some the shared features across Windows 7 editions that are accessible for Ultimate users as well include the following:
The Start menu might have gone without saying, except many recent Windows versions have either eliminated or neglected it. The Windows 7 Start menu is the version that has become crystallize in most minds. With Windows Aero, it has a glassy semi-transparent look and continues Microsoft’s design of the two-column design for effective navigation. Users can easily access everything they need through the Start menu.
Easy to use
Windows 7 Ultimate enables you to simplify your personal computer with its new and innovative navigation features. Your everyday tasks are simplified by features that enable you to manage multiple open programs, documents and browser windows with thumbnail and full-screen Previews, a handy feature called Pin that lets you get around faster by pinning programs or folders you often use to the taskbar and launch them instantly with one click. You also have Snap, which is a new easy way to manage your open windows and arrange them side-by-side just by dragging them to the sides of your screen.
An incredible media suite
Whether this computer is just for you or for a whole family with diverse tastes in their media, Windows 7 Ultimate can provide for it all. There’s a great photo slideshow feature to create digital slideshows that let you relive your happiest moments and your best adventures. There is also Windows Media Player 12, which includes Dolby sound and DVD Playback for all your TV and movie viewing. No matter what media you watch or how you watch it, Windows 7 can accommodate.
Another Windows staple, Windows 7 makes the Taskbar more attractive with that same glassy design found in the Start menu. It allows manual resizing of windows and comes with attractive icons that can be customized to a user’s preferences.
Manage more devices
Windows 7 allows for more devices and printers to be managed through the operating system. This can make it easier to create the kind of functionality you require from your devices and printers.
Advances in mobility and touch
Increasingly, our preferred devices are those we can hold in our hands and take everywhere. Windows 7 was one of the first operating systems to recognise this and to adjust accordingly. It includes support for multi-touch for its devices, as well as a number of other features to improve the mobile device experience.
Save more power with Windows 7
With this operating system, users have far more control over how and when their device executes power saving operations, including hibernation. Users receive more information about their battery life, so they can know when they need to make changes to how they’re using their device.
Windows 7 Ultimate features
All of the above can be found in any version of Microsoft Windows 7, but from here on, Ultimate takes over and shows why it is the ultimate choice.
Big businesses have vast networks that have to service hundreds or thousands of devices every day. To keep the network running at the highest level of efficiency and speed, it needs to improve its bandwidth wherever possible. Windows 7 Ultimate includes better compression technology so that every time media streamed, or files are shared, it takes up far less bandwidth.
Not all data is always kept on the network. Windows 7 Ultimate accommodates the need to set up external databases that can be accessed through Internet Explorer. That way, users can search these databases for all their required data and continue to work on their device and on the network.
Incredible security features
There’s so much advanced security in Windows 7 Ultimate because data loss is perhaps the number one threat to large businesses these days. Microsoft has responded to this threat by developing a number of advanced tools to help keep all data safe. These include:
Encryption is one of the best ways to fight off any data loss and hacking threats. BitLocker allows businesses to create high-level encryption for entire drives worth of data. This encryption can be with 128-bit or 256-bit keys.
BitLocker ToGo USB encryption
It isn’t just drives that are under threat, travelling devices can also be sources of data loss. BitLocker ToGo helps prevent any data loss on a USB by using the same type of encryption on the USB.
AppLocker device control
Many of the greatest threats don’t attack the network directly but instead sneak in through the apps used on network-connected devices. AppLocker makes it possible to limit which apps are allowed on devices so no apps containing viruses, malware, and other threats that can then spread to devices and the whole network.
While it is not initially part of the operating system, Windows 7 Ultimate can handle fingerprint technology upgrades for further protection.
More language capabilities
International businesses work with a lot of languages, and now all of those can be accommodated with the use of most programs in 37 different languages.