Guide: New features available now in Windows 7

I was surprised to see a Windows 7 New Features Get Started guide being made available as a download at Microsoft Download Center. Then the key word struck me in its description – This guide describes some of the New feature available now in Windows 7. Moreover the guide first published in 2012, appears to have just received an update, and is now in its 3rd version. Microsoft has over time added some new features to Windows 7 via Windows Updates, and quite possibly, these have been covered in the latest update.

Windows 7 new features

Windows 7 new features

Windows 7 helps you quickly access the files, folders, and programs that you use most. It simplifies how you navigate around your desktop and taskbar, and it enhances search capabilities. Backup and restore features help you manage and protect your files and data. This operating system offers several features to help you work faster and more efficiently.

This Work Smart by Microsoft IT talks of contains guidance and step-by-step installation instructions that can be reused, customized, or deleted entirely if they do not apply to your organization’s environment or installation scenarios.

Topics in this guide include:

  1. Navigating quickly by using the taskbar
  2. Printing from multiple networks
  3. Optimizing your display
  4. Changing the size of text
  5. Working with an external display
  6. Using a Jump List to access files
  7. Managing power settings
  8. Expanding searches across networks
  9. Installing a search connector
  10. Resizing windows
  11. Recording steps for troubleshooting
  12. Backing up and restoring data
  13. Managing your operating system
  14. Using Windows 7 shortcuts
  15. And more!

If you are a Windows 7 user, you definitely want to download this guide which talks of all the new feature available now in Windows 7.

Some of you might want to also have a look at our post covering some interesting features in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

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