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An Introduction to Security in Windows 7

Windows Vista introduced a variety of new security technologies that had a significant impact on the Windows ecosystem. User Account Control made it clear that Microsoft wanted to make easy for users to run Windows without being in the Administrators group. BitLocker introduced full volume encryption for the Windows client. Protected Mode Internet Explorer helped to make browsing the Internet a safer experience.Windows7_v_rgb_png

In Windows 7, Microsoft has continued its investment in security by adding new technologies as well as enhancing many of the technologies introduced in Windows Vista. In this article, I will provide an overview of the new security features and enhancements you’ll find in Windows 7.

We are going to cover the following topics.

Windows Biometric Framework
Extending Authentication Protocols
BitLocker Core Enhancements
BitLocker To Go
UAC Improvements
Global SACLs and Granular Auditing
Wrapping Up

For complete article visit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.05.win7.aspx