One of the Technologies we introduced with Windows 7 was AppLocker. AppLocker presented a great new way to control what applications could run on your desktop environments. Now if this sounds familiar to what Software Restriction Policies (SRP) do for your environments, it is important to understand the difference between the two. SRP are still supported and still helps to control applications in your environment. They approach the challenge differently.
Matt Hester goes into further detail on AppLocker in our final post for the February series -