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Test Drive MS Vista Donald E. Hester Maze & Associates / San Diego City College February 20, 2008 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 431869
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Overview What is new and what is all the buzz Why and when to upgrade Not going to cover subjects of interest for Network Admins
Thumbnail views Live taskbar thumbnail images display the actual contents of both windows that are currently open and those that are minimized in the taskbar. Windows Flip shows you live thumbnails of your open windows instead of generic icons, making it easier to quickly identify the windows you're looking for.
Photo Gallery More intuitive way to view, manage, and refine your photos and home movies. A streamlined process simplifies acquiring and importing images and videos, and new organizational options make it easier to find and enjoy your memories.
Photo Viewer The Windows Photo Gallery Viewer provides a large view of individual photos or clips with options to zoom, pan, and rotate photos, pause or play video files, and bring up the Info Pane. Built-in editing capabilities such as fixing red eye and adjusting exposure, color, and sizeto help you make your photos look great.
Vista Slide Show Remember when a slide show was just a series of photos? Not anymore. Windows Vista Slide Show sets a new standard for creating and presenting your digital memories full-screen. You can include video as well as still photos. A new desktop Slide Show Screen Saver feature helps you to choose photos, videos, and even themes to be displayed in Screen Saver.
Windows Instant Search Enhanced desktop search and organization that helps you locate files and e-mail messages on your PC. Enables you to search for a file name, a property, or even text contained within a file, and it returns pinpointed results. As you type, Windows Vista instantly searches file and application names, metadata, and the full text of all files, and it displays the search results organized by the type of asset
Windows Easy Transfer Windows Vista significantly simplifies this important process and makes transferring personal data, from your old computer to your new computer, easy and intuitive. Data Transferred: User accounts, Files and folders, Program data files and settings, E-mail messages, settings, and contacts, Photos, music, and videos, Windows settings, Internet settings http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/easytransfer.mspx
Windows Side Bar & Gadgets Gadgets are easy-to-use mini programs that give you information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools. Windows Sidebar helps you to organize your gadgets. You can easily customize Windows Sidebar to suit your preferred location. To get more gadgets that meet your needs, visit the Windows Vista Gadget Gallery. http://vista.gallery.microsoft.com/vista/SideBar.aspx?mkt=en-us
Windows SideShow Wouldn't it be great if you could read an e-mail message, confirm a meeting location, or check a flight reservation without turning on your computer? Windows SideShow is a new technology in Windows Vista that supports a secondary screen on your mobile PC. With this additional display you can view important information whether your laptop is on, off, or in sleep mode.
Media Center With Windows Media Center you can sit back and enjoy your entertainment on your TV and stereo from the comfort of your couch for a complete home entertainment experience. With Windows Media Center you can access your entire digital photo and video library with the click of a remote control. Use the built-in television guide and compatible remote control to find, watch, record, and pause live TV on your desktop PC, mobile PC, or a TV screen.
Complete Home Entertainment Take Windows Media Center to the next level and enjoy your digital entertainment on TVs throughout your home with Xbox 360 wirelessly connected to your PC. This way you can play your slide shows, music, and recorded television on the big screen while your PC is in a different room of your home.
Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker introduces an easy and intuitive new interface that will help you turn your video memories into compelling videos. You can edit content from high-definition cameras that support the HDV format, the format used in commercial- release DVDs. If your hardware supports it. Scale it for sending via e-mail, or burn it to DVD.
Windows DVD Maker Enables you to create professional-looking video DVDs of your home movies and photos that can be viewed on your DVD players, regardless of geographical region codes. With the built-in slide show support in Windows DVD Maker, you can share and enjoy photo and video slide shows, as well as home movies, using a consumer DVD player.
Better Gaming With DirectX 10 included, Windows Vista will be able to run the latest, most graphically advanced games. With system performance ratings for games, you can determine if your hardware will meet your performance demands.
ReadyBoost Adding system memory (typically referred to as RAM) is often the best way to improve a PC's performance. You can use non-volatile flash memory, such as that on a universal serial bus (USB) flash drive, to improve performance without having to add additional memory "under the hood."
Media Player 11 Simplified Media Library Revamped playback controls Optimized for large music collections Instant Search Rip CDs Better media information Powerful playlists Simple device setup New sync features Burn your own CDs and data DVDs
Sync Center Making sure you always have the current version of your contact list on your desktop computer, laptop, and mobile phone, for example, can take some effort. Previously, there was no easy way to manage all of your individual sync relationships. Now, however, there's Sync Center. You can initiate a manual sync, stop an in-progress sync, view the status of all current sync activities, and receive notification of the need for conflict resolution.
Tablet PC Support Pen improvements Visual feedback Explorer check boxes Pen flicks Panning hand in Internet Explorer New touch screen support Handwriting recognition improvements Handwriting recognition error reporting
Windows Meeting Windows Meeting Space enables face-to-face collaboration among small groups of Windows Vista usersvirtually anytime, anywhere. One person initiates a session in Windows Meeting Space. Others can join it, share files, or see the same view of a program or desktop and collaborate in real time.
Internet Explorer 7 More Secure Phishing Filter Protected Mode (Not available in XP) Visual Warnings Parental Controls Privacy in one touch URL display protection Rated #1 by Information Security Magazine Tabbed Browsing Better RSS and CSS support Improved printing
Security Center Windows Security Center in Windows Vista puts all of your computer's security needs in one easy-to-find, easy-to- monitor location. Windows Security Center can monitor security products from multiple companies and show you which are enabled and up to date.
Parental Controls The Parental Controls icon in the system tray is always visible to let them know that the Parental Controls feature is on.
BitLocker BitLocker enhances data protection by bringing together two major sub-functions: drive encryption and the integrity checking of early boot components. Whole hard drive encryption.
Complete backup and restore Ability to do a scheduled backup and the ability to back up your files to a network location. Vista will automatically make backups of your data on the schedule that you set, so you never have to worry about forgetting to back up your work. System Restore enables you to restore your computer to an earlier state without losing data.
Shadow Copy Have you ever accidentally saved over a file you were working on? This feature automatically creates point-in-time copies of files as you work, so you can quickly and easily retrieve versions of a document you may have accidentally deleted. Shadow copy is automatically turned on in Windows Vista and creates copies on a scheduled basis of files that have changed.
Defender Windows Defender works with Internet Explorer 7 to help you make conscious choices about software installed on your PC by providing always-on protection that monitors key system locations, watching for changes that signal the presence of spyware.
Year 1 Report Card Praise: Fewest vulnerabilities in the first year of all other major OSs* * Jeff Jones Security Blog
When to upgrade? Test your computer first. Most complaints come from users who upgrade without testing first. Do all your devices have drivers for Vista? Are all your applications Vista compatible? Are upgrades available? Will your hardware run it? If it all checks out: upgrade as soon as you can!