As the stream of photo’s comes in here are the initial batch of Windows 7 screenshots. More as the day unfolds.
- Home group – This feature allows you to connect pc’s to your network at home and them instantly connect with the other clients within your network. Including cell phones, printers, scanners, shares. All seamlessly connected.
- Taskbar – As most of you noticed through the actual PDC video coverage that the taskbar has changed dramatically from Windows XP and Vista. In fact, the Windows 7 team has made it more useful by taking the grouping mechanism in Vista and going a step further by bunching the tasks in one icon and making them appear similar to how OSX stack feature works.
- Ribbon – This really isn’t anything new but for those of you who are new to Windows 7 the Ribbon that is all too familiar in Office 2007 is now making its way into Paint and WordPad to add more functionality and update them for a more modern use.
- Themes – You can pretty much customize your theme settings anyway you want. Do you want glass and different colors and effects? Go right ahead! How bout classic but with your touch…you can do that too now with the restructured Windows 7 Themes
As the changes continue to report in from reporters I will add to this. But according to Sinofsky, the pre beta build will be stripped down so some of the features possibly demoed will not necessarily be in the Windows 7 build given out to attendees. More as it becomes Available.