Windows 7 Features by Version

 Windows 7 Home site

The Windows 7 Superset Model: each higher-level SKU includes all of the features in the previous level's SKU.

Windows 7 Home Premium

In addition to the features of Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic, this edition includes:


Windows 7 Professional

Contains all features in Windows 7 Home Premium and also includes these features:

  • Domain Join (Step-By-Step Guide)
  • Group Policy Controls (More)
  • Location Aware Printing
  • Encrypting File System
  • Advanced Backup (First Look)
  • Offline Folders (more)
    • transparent caching, background sync for offline files
  • Remote Desktop Host (More)
  • Windows Mobility Center: Presentation Mode


Windows 7 Enterprise

In addition to the features of Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional, this edition includes (Some features require Windows Server 2008 R2):


Other stuff

IT Pros: Windows 7 Springboard Series on TechNet

Windows 7 Features Walkthrough videos

Developer Resources for Windows 7

Windows Sensor and Location Platform (location aware, light aware, and more) PDC08 Session