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Chapter 10: Configuring Windows Vista Applications Windows Vista Applications and Tools Vista offers many new and upgraded applications and tools Welcome Center Sidebar Mail Contacts Calendar Fax and Scan Meeting Space Media Player Media Center Sideshow Sync Center CardSpace

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windows vista applications and tools
Windows Vista Applications and Tools
  • Vista offers many new and upgraded applications and tools
    • Welcome Center
    • Sidebar
    • Mail
    • Contacts
    • Calendar
    • Fax and Scan
    • Meeting Space
    • Media Player
    • Media Center
    • Sideshow
    • Sync Center
    • CardSpace
welcome center
Welcome Center
  • The Welcome Center launches Automatically after you log into Windows Vista
  • You can access Welcome Center by
    • Start>Control Panel>System and Maintenance>Welcome Center
  • Top of windows displays:
    • Installed version of Vista
    • CPU, RAM, Video Card, and Computer Name
  • Bottom of windows contains:
    • Getting Started with Windows
    • Offers from Microsoft
  • There is also a checkbox at the bottom to select whether you want the Welcome Center to launch with Windows
windows sidebar
Windows Sidebar
  • Displayed on the right side of the desktop by default
  • Uses Gadgets:
    • Default
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Windows Sidebar
  • You can Add a gadget by Right Clicking the sidebar and selecting the + in the top right hand corner.
  • You can Remove a gadget by hovering over the gadget and clicking on the X that will appear in the top right corner.
  • You can also detach a gadget and move it to your desktop by right clicking on it.
windows mail
Windows Mail
  • Replacement for Outlook Express
encryption in windows mail
Encryption in Windows Mail
  • Supports the following encryption algorithms:
    • Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
    • 128-bit, 64-bit, and 40-bit Rivest Cipher 2 (RC2)
    • Data Encryption Standard (DES)
windows mail features
Windows Mail Features
  • Message Rules (Move, Delete, Forward, Reply)
    • Automatically perform actions on email and newsgroup messages
      • Every rule must have a condition and an action
  • Importing and Exporting
    • Easily transfer Windows Mail data from one computer to another
      • Contacts
      • Messages
  • Improved Search
    • Use the search box to quickly find a phrase in any or the email headers or message bodies. This applies to all folders and sub-folders.
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Windows Mail Features
  • Windows Mail Communities
    • Lets you read email and newsgroups, but also rate the posts based on their usefulness.
  • Junk E-Mail Filters
    • Different levels of filtering
      • None
      • Low
      • High
      • Safe List Only
    • Permanently delete suspected junk mail
  • Phishing Filter
    • Add Sender to Safe Sender or Blocked list
    • Add Sender’s Domain to Safe Sender or Blocked list
windows contacts
Windows Contacts
  • Used to store contact information for individuals
    • Through Windows Mail
    • Through Start>All Programs>Windows Contacts


windows calendar
Windows Calendar
  • Used to store appointments and tasks
  • Calendar can be published to a shared network location or to the Internet
    • iCalendar (.ics) in a shared location
windows fax and scan
Windows Fax and Scan
  • Used to scan documents and to send and receive faxes without a fax machine
  • Must create an account to send or receive faxes
  • Must create a windows firewall exception for Windows Fax and Scan service.
windows meeting space
Windows Meeting Space
  • Replacement for NetMeeting
  • Used to collaborate with up to 10 Windows Vista users
    • Share applications
    • Show your desktop
    • Distribute and collaboratively edit documents
    • Create notes for users
  • Uses People Near Me to connect to other users on the network
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Windows Meeting Space
  • IPv6 must be enabled, as it is a requirement of Window Meeting Space
  • All communications, including the invite are encrypted
  • Windows Firewall must have an exception for Windows Meeting Space
  • People Near Me only works on the same network subnet, but you can email an invitation to others who are not (.wcinv file)
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Windows Media Player 11
  • Enables you to:
    • Play digital media
    • Rip music
    • Burn CDs and DVDs
    • Synchronize files to MP3 players
    • Shop for digital media online
windows media center
Windows Media Center
  • Improves on XP Media Center
    • Only available in Vista Home Premium and Ultimate
  • Enables you to:
    • Record and watch TV
      • With a TV tuner card
    • Listen to the radio
    • Play audio or video from a file, CD, or DVD
    • Burn a CD or DVD
    • Watch a slide show
    • Stream or download online music
    • Play online games on demand
    • Stream digital media to a Windows Media Center Extender (MCE) device
media center extenders mces
Media Center Extenders (MCEs)
  • Enables you to watch or record TV, watch videos, listen to music, and view pictures.
  • MCE devices include:
    • Network-capable TVs
    • Network-capable DVD players
    • Xbox 360s
  • Setup:
    • requires the eight-digit Setup Key of the MCE device
    • requires that the device and computer can communicate over the network
    • Firewall port open
windows sideshow
Windows Sideshow
  • Enables you to view information on an alternative display device, such as:
    • LCD display on the lid of a laptop or keyboard
    • Mobile phone display
    • Sideshow-enabled TV or LCD
    • There are not many Sideshow devices available to the public yet
      • Stock Ticker
      • Home Theater Remotes
      • Modern day sticky notes for refrigerator.
windows sync center
Windows Sync Center
  • Enables you to synchronize music and files between your computer and a network folder or mobile device.
    • Windows Mobile phone, PDA, Portable music or video player, other Vista Computers
      • Cannot synchronize to a network folder with Vista Starter, Home Basic, or Home Premium
      • One-way and two-way synchronization available
      • Manual, Scheduled, or on event like logon or logoff
windows cardspace
Windows CardSpace
  • Enables you to create cards that are used to send personal information to websites
  • Windows CardSpace is a system for creating relationships with Website and online services.
  • Types of cards:
    • Personal cards
      • Created by you and used to send personal data
    • Managed cards
      • Created by online businesses, like banks, and stores data that they provide.
  • Data is secured using PIN numbers.
    • If you forget your PIN, you will have to delete and recreate the card