As with Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise is aimed at Microsoft's Software Assurance (SA) volume license customers. This time, however, Enterprise is a superset of Professional edition and adds much-heralded Windows 7 features like Direct Access, Branch Cache, BitLocker, and BitLocker To Go. Aside from licensing differences, Windows 7 Enterprise is functionally identical to Windows 7 Ultimate and includes every single feature offered by Windows 7.

These shots depict the final, shipping version of Windows 7 Enterprise.

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The Windows 7 Enterprise default desktop.

Windows 7 Enterprise RTM
The default icon set in the Start Menu is actually identical to that of Windows 7 Professional.

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Windows Explorer.


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Windows 7 Enterprise supports BitLocker and BitLocker To Go: Here you can see a BitLocker To Go-protected USB device.

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BitLocker and BitLocker To Go management.

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The BitLocker control panel lets you configure both BitLocker and BitLocker To Go.

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Windows 7 Enterprise includes support for some unique features, including the Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications.

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Getting Started.