In this blog post we are going to look at some additional Manageability and Performance Enhancements that are new in Windows 7.
Windows PowerShell 2.0
Windows 7 includes version 2.0 of Windows PowerShell, which has advanced features such as:
- An integrated scripting environment
- Remoting capabilities
- Support for script internationalization
- Support for creating restricted shells
VPN Reconnect is a new feature of Windows 7 that maintains your virtual private networking connection even when you temporarily lose the connection to the Internet. For example, if you roam from one wireless hot spot to another, Windows 7 can automatically reestablish your connection to the Internet.
DirectAccess is a new feature of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that lets you securely connect to your corporate network without the need for using a VPN connection. With DirectAccess, your computer can be always connected to the corporate network even when you are at home or travelling. This also helps the organization’s IT department in managing your computer even when it is not connected to the corporate network. DirectAccess uses Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) to accomplish this.
BranchCache is a feature of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that caches content from remote Web servers and file servers in a branch location. The cached content can be stored either on servers at the branch location or it can be distributed across client computers at the branch location. BranchCache allows users to quickly access cached files instead of having to download them repeatedly over slow wide area network (WAN) links.