Windows Vista Support/Consulting/Upgrade services

Netdigix can help your company upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7

WINDOWS VISTA, the latest iteration of Microsoft.s operating system, is finally here. But now that the long awaited Vista is ready, will your computer be? And what will be involved in an upgrade? If you are thinking of upgrading to Vista to take advantage of this new and powerful Windows technology you need to be aware of all the requirements that the new Vista demands.

Netdigix can help you plan and upgrade from Windows Vista

Netdigix can help your company plan and upgrade from the Windows Vista platform. We take care of determining weather all your software and hardware is Windows 7 ready and if not then we can recommend and implement the required upgrades needed.

  • Hardware Compatibility
  • Software Compatibility
  • Server and Network Compatibility
  • Operating system upgrade Compatibility
  • Windows Vista Editions (help you choose the right Vista to upgrade)

Windows Vista comes in 4 Versions

  • Home Basic – For basic home needs such as e-mail and Internet access.
  • Home Premium – For the best home computing and entertainment.
  • Business – For small and mid-sized organizations.
  • Ultimate – For work and entertainment, this is the most complete edition.

What is Vista and why should I upgrade?

Microsoft says Vista offers increased security, along with an improved search function, an excellent calendar program, improved networking and a sidebar with quick access to mini-programs called gadgets. With the right display adapter, some editions of Vista will also offer a new interface called Aero that lets you preview what is inside a running program by placing your cursor over its thumbnail in the task bar.

User Experience Windows Vista introduces a breakthrough user experience and is designed to help you feel confident in your ability to view, find, and organize information and to control your computing experience.

Increased Security Security is fundamental to the Windows Vista architecture. You can achieve your business and computing goals with confidence, knowing that Windows Vista provides more protection against the latest generation of security threats and provides efficient centralized management of security features. With built-in system integrity assurance, Windows Vista helps prevent your data from being compromised by malware and spoofing. Windows Vista also enables you to protect the data on your company’s PCs from unauthorized access should they be lost or stolen.

Desktop Search and Organization Windows Vista gives you more flexibility when you search and organize your files. New controls, like the Instant Search box and Enhanced Column Headers, make it simple for you to manage large amounts of on-screen data in any way that you want.

Internet Explorer 7 Windows Vista enhances the Internet Explorer experience. The upcoming release of Internet Explorer 7 not only adds important new security and privacy features, but makes everyday tasks easier through features such as tabbed browsing, inline search, and shrink-to-fit printing.

Remote access If any members of your workforce travel as part of their jobs or divide their work time between home and the office, they need secure and dependable remote access to your corporate network, any time and any place. Windows Vista, in conjunction with the forthcoming Windows Server Longhorn, offers a better-together solution that simplifies remote access and ensures a high level of security, without a virtual private network (VPN) connection.

Increased performance Windows Vista is designed to help make you more productive as you work with your PC throughout the day with new features like Sleep, Windows SuperFetch, Windows ReadyBoost, and Windows ReadyDrive.

Windows SuperFetch helps manage memory to get the most out of available RAM while Windows ReadyBoost helps make PCs more responsive by using flash memory devices (like USB thumb drives) to boost performance. Windows ReadyDrive takes advantage of new hybrid hard disks, hard disks with integrated flash memory to help improve battery life, performance, and reliability. With Windows Vista, your system is ready when you are.

Windows Backup Windows Vista provides valuable new innovations to help ensure you never lose information that is important to you. Windows Vista offers multiple layers of backup and restore protection from hardware failure, user error, or other issues. These innovations include system restore enhancements, a new feature called Windows Backup, and a related feature: Previous Versions, based on the Volume Shadow Copy technology which was first introduced with the Windows Server product family. These features are presented in a single, unified Windows Backup and Restore Center.

Windows Networking Windows Vista includes new networking features that make your network easier to set up, easier to use, and more secure and reliable. Connect wirelessly to your company’s network, share an Internet connection and printers, copy files between computers, or enjoy your favorite entertainment around your home. Whether at home, a small business, or a large enterprise, Windows Vista makes connectivity easier so you can focus on what matters to you.

Sharing and Collaboration In Windows Vista, sharing information between users is finally made easier. Windows Vista helps you to more easily share files, folders, and computers on the same network the way that you want to.

Speech and Recognition Windows Speech Recognition, a new feature in Windows Vista, lets you interact with your computer using your voice. It was designed for people who want to use their mouse and keyboard less, yet maintain.or even increase.their overall productivity. You can dictate documents and e-mails in commonly used programs, and use voice commands to start and switch between applications, control the operating system, and even fill out forms on the web.

Help and Built-in Diagnostics Windows Vista includes new and enhanced functionality that can help you resolve many common problems often before a failure or data loss occurs. If there is a hard disk or system failure, the new Built-in Diagnostics feature provides easy-to-use backup and restore techniques to get you up and running again.

Windows Update Windows Update keeps your computer up to date and more secure by automatically providing software updates to Microsoft Windows Vista. Updates can include upgrades to Windows Vista features, updates that improve reliability and performance, and updates that provide new security protections against malware and other potentially unwanted software.

Windows Data Protection In a corporate network environment, securing access to data across shared computers as well as access to the network easier for system administrators who use Windows Vista and Windows Server code named “Longhorn.” Take a look at some of the features of Windows Vista that make the protection of corporate and client data much easier to manage.

Windows BitLocker. Drive Encryption According to Microsoft studies, a large percentage of a company’s digitized information can reside on computer hard disk drives. With an increasingly mobile workforce, your company’s sensitive data is at risk if a laptop is lost or stolen. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a hardware-enabled data protection feature that addresses the growing concern that corporate and customer data could be accessed from lost or stolen computers. By encrypting the entire Windows system volume, data is better protected, which prevents unauthorized users from compromising Windows file and system protection on any lost or stolen PCs. Using BitLocker also helps your organization comply with data privacy regulations and reduces concerns about repurposing equipment. Available with Windows Vista Enterprise or Windows Vista Ultimate, BitLocker is simple to deploy and use, and makes recovery easy when the need arises. (only available in Windows Vista Ultimate)

Windows Data Protection Encrypting File System (EFS) is useful for user-level file and folder encryption. For example, if two people share a computer running Windows Vista, EFS can be used to encrypt each person’s data so that it is not available to the other user of the computer. Windows Vista enhances the administrator’s ability to manage EFS on a network by supporting storage of EFS keys on smart cards. This way, the rights assigned to each individual’s smart card determine what content he or she has access to on a computer and across the network.