Ed Botts Early Windows 7 Hopes

From Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report

Quote:
I thought it might be interesting to arrange the feature teams into
groups and discuss what I believe the real challenges of each group
are. It’s important to remember that this development team is working
on business, consumer, and server products, all of which will be built
on the Windows 7 code base.

THE GUTS

Feature teams: Fundamentals; Kernel & VM; Security; Deployment and Component Platform

Don’t be distracted by predictions that Windows 7 will have a new
kernel. It’s going to be an evolution of the kernel shared by Windows
Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008. I’ll be especially interested to see
whether some form of the Hyper-V virtualization platform
appears in Windows 7. If it does, I expect it will be in the enterprise
version. The security challenges for Windows 7 are well known as well: refining User Account Control and hardening the kernel against new forms of attack.

Read the entire list here

I personally am looking for improvements to the Networking User Experience in Windows 7, its just too much in terms of the amount of networking related UI’s.  Here is a quote from the Networking Section of the ActiveWin Windows Vista Review I did in 2007:

I
love the centralization of Network and Sharing Center, in prior builds I was
badly disappointed by networking overall in Vista, here is what I had to say
about it:


The networking wizard looks and feels clumsy. Common links
are all over the place making the layout difficult for users to understand.
You have these wizards with huge title bars that make you wonder why? It’s
just not well thought out, and I wish there was more focus on consistency
and ironically simplicity. I believe most of the functions first introduced
in XP could remain the same and some could be slightly improved. For
example, the Local Area Connection properties should be an Explorer instead
of this same old dialog I have been seeing since Windows 95. Its just too
much clicking, I had to open Network Center then click Manage Network
Connections, right click the connection, click Properties, its a chore
really.


The primary focus has been lost and I think networking in
Windows Vista has taken a definite step back and in some areas remains
primitive. Come on, five to six windows for networking? Networking is still
possible in Windows Vista and it can be accomplished with careful thought
and planning. I was able to join a domain and network both my laptop and
desktop using the traditional methods that we have known since prior
versions of Windows dating back to Windows 95 which takes more than three
clicks and seems very out of place with the changes to explorer. 

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