Australian MVP Shares His Favourite Windows 7 Features!


In today’s post, Australian MVP Ben Walters presents his three favourite Windows 7 features, which he shares with the community below.

“Recently I upgraded my work laptop to Windows 7, so far I’m enjoying the new OS from Microsoft and while there are obviously a lot of upgrades under the cover, I highlight my personal top 3 features in no particular order:

1. New Start Menu

Probably one of the main features that will cause some commotion amongst users who are upgrading, personally I love it I’ve already noticed an increase in my productivity simply from this small design change. Rather than having to filter through all my open windows I can now find the window I want by hovering over the items on the start menu

2. Slideshow desktop

Ok, so this is purely a cosmetic feature but as a new father this is something I can see winning a lot of hearts with new users, basically Windows now allows you to select multiple images for your desktop and on a predetermined time changes your background picture.

3. Native VHD Support

This is a feature that will have developers and presenters cheering along, while attaching a VHD doesn’t offer a huge gain as far as features go, it’s the ability to boot from a VHD that has me really excited. The prospect of being able to boot into a number of different Demo/development machines as needed makes this a killer feature”.

Read Ben’s full post here


Ben describes some excellent Windows 7 features. However, what are yours?

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