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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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 • 10 copies of Office 2007 • www.microsoft.com/accountant
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
What’s new for the geeks Group policy and bitlocker …here we come
Group policy • 800 new settings • Control for removable devices • Control for floppy drives, USB and other removable content
Group policy info for Admins • Must use Vista to edit Vista policies • New “ADMx” type
Volume Licensing • New “KMS” activation server • Currently on Vista • Will be on Win 2K3 • Ultimately on Longhorn
What’s Longhorn? • Server version of Vista • ETA Next year?? • Exchange 2007 out now • Next version of SBS – 64 bit only
Bitlocker • Available in Ultimate and Enterprise (on Software Assurance) • Full Drive Encryption • Network/Active Directory deployment • Great for laptops
User Prompt DEMO Annoying or merely a reminder of Admin?
When is admin, not admin? • When you are running Vista • The true admin account is disabled • When installing use “RunAs”
Internet Explorer 7 • Protected Mode • Anti Phishing filter
IE 7 issue with web site certs • Self signed certs • Page indicates issue
IE 7 natively supports RSS • What’s RSS? • Really Simple Syndication • Easy read of content
IE 7 printing and other… • Better sizing of printing • Tabbed browsing
New networking • Understands location • Set up Public • Private Networking
IPv6 built in and running • Under the hood ready to go
Do you need antivirus? • Yes • Defender is just malware • http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69433
Improved Patch Management • Reboot API • Will save work • Reboot system • Replace computer where the reboot left it
On the 64 bit platform • Better protection on root kits • Requiring signed drivers • …but … Vista 64 bit not quite CPA ready
Better backup • Drive image backup • Easier restore • Faster install/deployment
Internet Explorer • Runs in protected mode • May need to “RunAs” administrator for some sites or applications
New Firewall • Filters inbound and outbound • Group policy controls • More granular control
New Outlook Express • Windows Mail new name • Phishing • Anti spam native
Parental Controls • When you are in a workgroup • Control content • Control time use
Stability changes What will help you diagnose and keep computing?
Prior Versions • Now native
Biggest change since ‘97 • “Ribbon bar” rearranges the menu • More logical location • It is “change”
Sometimes it’s the little things More color to highlight spreadsheets
Preview mode in Office • Demo – roll over documents • Change the theme, colors • Font changes without changing
Office does blogs.. • New document style • Docx • Can post to blog • Can print to PDF using download • (Adobe versus Microsoft)
What computers will run Vista? The reality versus the hype…
It’s not the ram… • It’s the video card • Windows Experience Score • Based on lowest device
But what about our apps? Can we run things on Vista?
Quickbooks • Yes, but…. • Quickbooks 2007 yes • Quickbooks 2006 and prior no • (at this time)
Applications that use MSDE • Lacerte’s Desktop database client • Needs SQL 2005 express sp2 • “May run” • Is not supported
Bottom line… • Check with your vendor… • And unless you are uber geek • Wait until after Tax season
Is is the answer to our security prayers? Silver bullet we’ve been waiting for?
Social Engineering • Have you been tricked by emails? • Scams • Phishing