Windows Vista Networking
The concept of Networking has revolutionized the computers
for information exchange. One computer can communicate
with other through some medium. Before, networking came
into existence data transfer between the computers took
place via storage devices such as floppy disks, CD-ROMs.
The advancement of technology during 1985-90 led to the development of basic network system which connected two computers through set of wires. This laid the foundation for advanced network system, which we enjoy today. The ability to send data through the satellite introduced dramatic changes to the network, which brought the internet. There were significant changes to the software also.
The introduction of Windows operating system brought revolutionary changes in the network management. From windows 98 onwards, networking has grown as information hub.
New dimension to the networking
Windows Vista gives a new dimension to the networking.
Through windows vista, one can get connected to wireless
network. One can share printers and internet connection
too. In Windows Vista, a tool called Network Center
gives one, the better networking experiences. It is
the center place for all networking activities.
The network center informs the details of network, to
which one computer is connected to, and checks whether
it can reach the network or not. It presents the network
information altogether with a summary on Network Map,
so, that one can view the details of connectivity to
the network as well as the internet. If the computer
looses network connectivity, then one can graphically
see that the link is down and also, the exact cause
of the problem in detail and can get a solution to the
problem, through the network diagnostics.
Get quickly connected, use in Home networking
The network center also has facility to get quickly
connected to other networks or create new network connections.
One can get connected to the workplace network from
home easily. One can setup a network between multiple
computers and devices, easily. The network setup wizard
allows one to setup wired or wireless networks, by detecting
and adding unconfigured network devices to the network.
Network Setup wizard automatically generates secured
network connections to keep the network safe from intruders.
Advanced backup techniques
Network Settings can be saved on to the Flash drives
for back up purposes. My Network Places in Windows XP
has been changed to Network Explorer. The Network Explorer
faster and more reliable than its predecessor. It enables
one to view the shared contents of other computers,
which falls under the network, one is connected. One
can also view the shared contents of other network too,
if one has got permission to do so. One need not log
off the existing network for logging on to the different
network, a feature which was available in Windows XP
Introduction to Network Map
Windows Vista provides a new feature called Network
Map which shows graphical representation of connectivity
between computers in the network. The network map thus
helps to use the network efficiently and enables one
to easily locate problems. Windows Vista supports newer
Wireless protocols for having security in wireless networks.
Windows Vista avoids connectivity to the fraudulent
networks. Windows Vista also, enables one to create
ad-hoc networks for peer-to-peer applications which
include file sharing and collaboration process.
Network awareness application
The network awareness applications in windows Vista,
enable the computer to change firewall settings accordingly,
when one tries to get connected to other type of networks.
Advanced file sharing system
Windows Vista manages the file sharing very effectively.
Using the File Sharing Wizard, one can specify the user
with whom one wants to share the files. The wizard shows
every person with account details and enables one to
assign access rights only to those with whom he or she
wants to share the file.
The Sharing wizard, in windows vista, can even automatically
send out an E Mail, so that the person comes to know
about the sharing. Windows Collaboration has been changed
to Windows Meeting Space, which allows user groups to
securely form a shared, common session for up to 10
people who belong to the same network or room. With
Meeting space one can project the desktop or application
to other participants within same work area and jointly
edit the shared files.
Next to postal system, E-Mail system started to become
a part of our life. E-Mail stands for Electronic Mail.
One can send multiple line messages and files through
email facility. The popularity of email facility has
grown, along with some high risks. Windows Mail is designed
to minimize the risks while one enjoys sending emails.
The important features of Windows Vista Mail are Instant
search, Junk mail filter, Phishing filter.
The Instant search enables one to search the inbox
for a given condition. The search explorer in Windows
Vista has got a feature which searches emails along
with files and folder, if one has got connected to internet
at the time of searching. The junk mail filter enables
one to filter out the junk mails. Junk mails are unsolicited
mails, which contains useless or unwanted messages.
One cannot avoid them coming to the Inbox. So, junk
mail filter is used to filter out the junk mails that
enter the inbox.
Advance Phishing Filter
Phishing is a offense or fraud, in which the phishing
activist try to steal the personal information like
the credit card number, password, account number, name
and use them for his benefit. Phishing e-mails claim
to be from any one of trusted financial institution
or from any online services. By giving some tricky information,
these emails ask one to disclose the personal information.
The Phishing filter will remove these emails effectively
and protects one from getting involved in online scams.
Windows Vista can store emails more reliably. In Microsoft
Outlook express, there were problems in opening large
data files. The Windows Mail is a improved version of
Microsoft Outlook Express in all aspects of reliability.
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