I just installed Microsoft Windows 7 and the things I noticed where:
(these are not necessarily new features)
> During the installation you can simply set Language: English, Regional Settings: Dutch and Keyboard layout: Us international
> Overall Windows 7 feels snappier and more responsive
>  Windows wants to download and install 426,5 MB of updates?!
> Downloading a file from the internet, the explorer icon shows the progress:
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> You can shutdown you’re pc directly from the inlog screen
> Windows 7 recognizes drivers for ESATA pci express cards out of the box
> The first thing you should do after installing drivers is determining the Windows Experience Index by running the > Start > Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Performance Information and Tools, this will enable Areo if you’re hardware supports it.
> You can maximize and switch windows to other monitors by pressing the Windows key and the arrow keys

> The Clock finally displays the date and time 
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> By pressing the windows key you can directly find and start all you’re programs en documents
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> You can pin programs to the taskbar
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> You can pin notification icons by dragging them on the taskbar
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> You can still use the Windows Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, including menu’s
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if you want to create a screen grab of a menu like the start menu: After you open Snipping Tool, press ESC, and then open the menu that you want to capture. Press CTRL+PRINT SCREEN. Click the arrow next to the New button, select a snip type from the menu, and then use your mouse or tablet pen to capture the menu.
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/1337cdba-52a2-4704-ad4d-2d7bace605b41033.mspx

> To manage you’re computer you can right click the Computer in the start menu and press “Manage”
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> You can create sticky notes  on you’re desktop
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> The Windows calculator is pimped:
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You can now convert and calculate date differences
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Convert values
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DWORD, Hex values and fuel consumption
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Show the history of you’re calculations
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> Burn ISO image out of the box
> Create a New folder in Windows Explorer with one click:
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> After installing I had to configure the correct cpu speed for VMWare: C:\Users\All Users\VMware\VMware Workstation\config.ini
   changed settgins:
   host.cpukHz = "2330000"
   host.noTSC = "TRUE"
   ptsc.noTSC = "TRUE"
and change the Additional memory setting to “Fit all virtual machine memory into reserved host RAM”

> Using VMWare 6.5.2 and NAT does not work out of the box, using the steps on http://florianlr.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/5/ solved the problem.
> Recently opened files can be opened directly from start menu
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> Switching to multiple monitors or projector can be done with the Windows key + P shortcut
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