Product InformationUpgrade to Vista Business from Windows 2000 or Windows XP
For small businesses, Windows Vista Business will help keep PCs running smoothly and more securely so you will be less reliant on dedicated IT support. For larger organisations, Windows Vista Business provides dramatic new infrastructure improvements, enabling your IT staff to spend less time focused on the day to day maintenance of PCs and more time adding strategic value to your organisation. Windows Vista Business also offers powerful new ways to organise, find, and share information while staying better connected whether you are in the office or on the road. This helps your business to run more efficiently than ever before.
More manageable, reliable, and secure
For small businesses, Windows Vista Business includes new technology and tools to ensure your PCs are always up to date, more secure, and running smoothly. For instance, Windows Vista Business will make your PCs safer with built in protection against malicious software, or malware. You will be warned of impending hardware failures long before you risk losing any important business data. An array of sophisticated new backup technologies helps protect your information even in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure.
For larger organisations, Windows Vista Business has been designed from the ground up to improve the deployment and management of the operating system. For instance, image based installation is now the default method for installing the Windows Vista operating system, and the images are no longer hardware dependent. These two key design principles enable your organisation to dramatically reduce the number of images you are required to manage and streamline the process of deploying new PCs and updating existing PCs.
For businesses of any size, Windows Vista Business is designed to allow your IT department to configure users systems so that they can log onto their PCs as standard users instead of as administrators. Windows Vista Business enables the use of standard user accounts without the compatibility and usability issues that could occur in previous versions of Windows. This new capability significantly reduces the likelihood of a malicious attack causing damage to your organisations PCs.
Easier, faster access to information
Windows Vista Business has a new user interface, named Windows Aero, which is designed to deliver new levels of efficiency for any business user. This new interface makes it easy to navigate through the operating system and from application to application. For instance, Windows Aero helps you juggle multiple tasks at once by providing a three dimensional, real time, animated view of all your open applications and documents.
In addition to these navigation improvements, Windows Vista Business makes it easier than ever to manage huge volumes of business documents. By integrating search throughout the operating system and providing new ways to organise files, Windows Vista Business helps you quickly find exactly what you are looking for.
More mobile and better connected
Windows Vista Business is designed to help you easily and quickly connect with your organisation, your customers, and your partners, whether you are in the office or on the road. Windows Vista Business includes all of the essential infrastructure required to more securely connect you to your business information whether you are sitting at your desk, working at home, connected to a WiFi hotspot, or even if you are using your cell phone to connect to the Internet.