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Vista Release

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by JonnyMX, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Boyce and I have just spent a jolly day at the EVO roadshow.

    The word from MS is that Vista was complete as of yesterday.

    Until SP1...

    :biggrin

    At long last, and it looks great.
     
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  2. Theprof

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    Seems like yesterday we called it longhorn, and now its ready. Time fly's by fast. Gives us a good idea of how fast IT revolves.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    I was just about to start a thread <a day with Bill> and I noticed this one Jon :biggrin

    Well worth the Trip..... Good presentation, and fair play Vista and Office 2007 looks very good.

    One thing they did was to install Vista with Office 07 (as an image) from a USB stick in ten minutes.

    Si
     
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    wtf? how big was the USB stick! :biggrin
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Spark,

    It was a 4GB Kingston.

    Si
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Cool, tell me what is so impressive about Office 2007? To be honest, I use the same features now (Office 2003) as I did in Office 95 :blink
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Pete,

    Just about to leave for work, but from what i have seen (still haven't installed them myself) the whole Vista/Office 07 is based around user <ease> and centralised management.

    Office outlook has a much better search facility (that actually finds things!) and office in general <learns> what you use and matches the options to suit. Excel can support a million lines input!

    Si
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    There were a number of excelent features - ease of searching for information and the use of virtual folders to group data without having to physically move it.

    One of the nicest things was the contextual menu ribbon for Office applications. For example, if you highlight a table the only options you get are related to table formatting. It really cleans up the menu system.

    A lot of work has gone into the presentation side of things. MS themes and styles were always a bit dull. You could spot a default CV or website from a mile away. Now you can spice up Powerpoint or Word - and yes, even Excel - to make it look as if a professional designer has done it.
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Thanks guys, that is very interesting!
     
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    One thing i will add though with regards to the search facility, its great for a fresh copy of Vista as it indexes files from when its installed, however i would like to see if they have improved it for upgrades as when i installed windows desktop search, which basically is, it makes pc's crawl until its indexed the entire drive.

    Hopefully we should receive these in the new few weeks from the Action Pack :)
     
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    Well, I'm waitting till the beginning of 2007
     
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  12. Boycie
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    Funny you mention this.
    They showed us one of the utilities called <something booster>, where you can use a portion of your flash memory to <boost performance> by turning it in to Virtual memory!
    I thought the hardware requirements were high enough on a fresh install!

    Si
     
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  13. Theprof

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    Interesting, gonna give it a try
     
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  14. madman045

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    Your right Boyce, speed booster works with some but not all usb sticks...

    Another form of vm, but apparently does work..

    Another thing i have noticed, doing a pc spec for a client on the dell site, when i ticked the upgrade to vista business when its available, the pic on the left and says dell recommends 2gb memory for it....
     
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  15. Boycie
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    MM,

    Blimey....sounds about right though!

    Si
     
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