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And Office 2007. What is it?. The newest operating system from Microsoft 5 years in the making Better Security Better defenses against spyware and malware Hardened Internet Explorer. Unique info for CPAs. How do we get it? Action pack via the MPAN program 10 copies of Vista Business

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    1. And Office 2007

    2. What is it? • The newest operating system from Microsoft • 5 years in the making • Better Security • Better defenses against spyware and malware • Hardened Internet Explorer

    3. Unique info for CPAs • How do we get it? • Action pack via the MPAN program • 10 copies of Vista Business • 10 copies of Office 2007 • www.microsoft.com/accountant

    4. When will it be out? • Businesses on Volume licensing now • Action Pack in January • Retail in January • New computer bought for Christmas has upgrade guarantee

    5. What’s new for the geeks Group policy and bitlocker …here we come

    6. Group policy • 800 new settings • Control for removable devices • Control for floppy drives, USB and other removable content

    7. Group policy info for Admins • Must use Vista to edit Vista policies • New “ADMx” type

    8. Volume Licensing • New “KMS” activation server • Currently on Vista • Will be on Win 2K3 • Ultimately on Longhorn

    9. What’s Longhorn? • Server version of Vista • ETA Next year?? • Exchange 2007 out now • Next version of SBS – 64 bit only

    10. Bitlocker • Available in Ultimate and Enterprise (on Software Assurance) • Full Drive Encryption • Network/Active Directory deployment • Great for laptops

    11. User Protection

    12. User Prompt DEMO Annoying or merely a reminder of Admin?

    13. When is admin, not admin? • When you are running Vista • The true admin account is disabled • When installing use “RunAs”

    14. Internet Explorer 7 • Protected Mode • Anti Phishing filter

    15. IE 7 issue with web site certs • Self signed certs • Page indicates issue

    16. IE 7 natively supports RSS • What’s RSS? • Really Simple Syndication • Easy read of content

    17. IE 7 printing and other… • Better sizing of printing • Tabbed browsing

    18. New networking • Understands location • Set up Public • Private Networking

    19. IPv6 built in and running • Under the hood ready to go

    20. Built in Windows Defender

    21. Do you need antivirus? • Yes • Defender is just malware • http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69433

    22. Improved Patch Management • Reboot API • Will save work • Reboot system • Replace computer where the reboot left it

    23. On the 64 bit platform • Better protection on root kits • Requiring signed drivers • …but … Vista 64 bit not quite CPA ready

    24. Better backup • Drive image backup • Easier restore • Faster install/deployment

    25. Internet Explorer • Runs in protected mode • May need to “RunAs” administrator for some sites or applications

    26. New Firewall • Filters inbound and outbound • Group policy controls • More granular control

    27. New Outlook Express • Windows Mail new name • Phishing • Anti spam native

    28. Parental Controls • When you are in a workgroup • Control content • Control time use

    29. Allow what games, programs

    30. Stability changes What will help you diagnose and keep computing?

    31. Better diagnostic tools

    32. Prior Versions • Now native

    33. 2007 – “The Ribbon Bar”

    34. Biggest change since ‘97 • “Ribbon bar” rearranges the menu • More logical location • It is “change”

    35. The Ribbon - Word

    36. The Ribbon - Excel

    37. Sometimes it’s the little things More color to highlight spreadsheets

    38. Preview mode in Office • Demo – roll over documents • Change the theme, colors • Font changes without changing

    39. Office does blogs.. • New document style • Docx • Can post to blog • Can print to PDF using download • (Adobe versus Microsoft)

    40. What computers will run Vista? The reality versus the hype…

    41. It’s not the ram… • It’s the video card • Windows Experience Score • Based on lowest device

    42. This tablet PC

    43. What I can’t do with this Tablet

    44. What mine does

    45. But what about our apps? Can we run things on Vista?

    46. Quickbooks • Yes, but…. • Quickbooks 2007 yes • Quickbooks 2006 and prior no • (at this time)

    47. Applications that use MSDE • Lacerte’s Desktop database client • Needs SQL 2005 express sp2 • “May run” • Is not supported

    48. Bottom line… • Check with your vendor… • And unless you are uber geek • Wait until after Tax season

    49. Is is the answer to our security prayers? Silver bullet we’ve been waiting for?

    50. Social Engineering • Have you been tricked by emails? • Scams • Phishing