To turn off and on security messages you have to go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> Action Center -> Change Action Center Settings and you can turn off the following notifications: Windows Update, Internet Security Settings, Network Firewall, Spyware and related protection, User Account Control, Virus Protection, Windows Backup, Windows Troubleshooting, Check for updates.
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Given the multitude of features available on Windows Vista, I’m sure to leave out someone’s favorite, but I do want to highlight a couple of items that should be high on your business’s priority list:
1. Improved Security: Vista includes Microsoft Defender (antispyware) and Internet Explorer 8 (which includes a phishing filter and antispoofing technology), as well as Microsoft Windows Firewall technology—all essential for maintaining your technology infrastructure.
2. User Account Control: Many business users log into their PCs as administrators, so that they can have full access to all features and functions in Windows. However, this can create a variety of security issues. With UAC, you can log into Windows as a standard user but easily perform certain tasks as an administrator (such as install software). This makes administrator access more manageable and more secure.
3. Improved Software Setup and Maintenance: Vista enables your IT staff to create and store “images,” which are system software configurations that can be easily replicated on new PCs. That means the average time to set up a new PC will be reduced, and upgrading software on existing PCs will be a snap. Add those together and you get a reduction in IT costs.
4. Instant Search: Search is the name of the game for document-heavy companies. This function should make it easier for you and your employees to find files and documents in a data-intensive environment.
5. Windows Meeting Space: For businesses with offices on opposite sides of the country, around the world, or simply in the next area code, online conferences can make life easier. Vista lets you share your Windows desktop with coworkers online as well as easily share files (and jointly edit them, too).
6. Windows Aero: The new graphical user interface is fast and looks very slick. Here’s my fair warning on Windows Aero: In order to use this feature, you’ll need to make sure that your computing hardware is “Vista Premium Ready,” as opposed to “Vista Capable.” The difference between the two will be most striking in the graphical interface: Vista on a Vista Capable machine will look more like Windows 2000, but the hardware requirements for it will be significantly less than for Vista Premium Ready. Chances are that equipment you have purchased in the last two years will be Vista Capable. It’s also likely that very little of your current equipment is going to be Vista Premium Ready unless you’ve already been buying higher-end gear.
Microsoft will offer business-class versions of Vista, giving you the choice of which mode you want to operate in. Be sure to match the hardware, software version, and mode to the features you want in your Vista upgrade.