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Title: Technology Update


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Technology Update
  • Timothy Agee
  • Agee Technology Solutions
  • tagee_at_ageesolutions.com
  • December 15, 2006

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Questions or Comments
  • Timothy Agee
  • tagee_at_ageesolutions.com
  • www.ageesolutions.com

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Whats Hot in Tech
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Apple iPod
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Apple iPod Nano
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Apple iPod Shuffle
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Microsoft Zune
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Playstation 3
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NintendoWii
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Windows Vista - January 2007
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Windows Vista - Flavors
  • Home Basic
  • Home Premium (Media Center / Tablet)
  • Business (Domain Networking)
  • Ultimate (Bus Home Premium)
  • Enterprise

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Windows Vista - Minimum Requirements
  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
  • 40 GB HD capacity with 15 GB free space

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Windows Vista - What do you REALLY need?
  • 2 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB of system memory
  • 256 MB of video memory
  • 100 GB HD capacity

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Windows Vista - Upgrade
  • www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready
  • Run Windows Upgrade Advisor
  • Upgrade Planning for Windows Vista
  • Check your current version
  • In-Place upgrade
  • Clean install

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Windows Vista - New Features
  • New graphics engine (Aero)
  • Window Thumbnails
  • Windows Flip (3D)
  • Integrated search
  • Sidebar and gadgets
  • Windows Sideshow
  • IE 7 Windows Defender

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Microsoft Office 2007-January
2007office.microsoft.com
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Office 2007 - Flavors (XP or Vista)
  • Suite Retail / Upgrade
  • Basic (OEM)
  • Home Student (149/NA)
  • Standard (399/239)
  • Small Business (449/279)
  • Professional (499/329)
  • Ultimate (679/539)
  • Professional Plus (Volume Licensing)
  • Enterprise (Volume Licensing)

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Office 2007 - New Features
  • Ribbon toolbar (tabs)
  • Tabs are designed to be task-oriented.
  • Groups within each tab break a task into
    subtasks.
  • Command buttons in each group carry out a command
    or display a menu of commands.
  • Traditional menus NOT available
  • Live visual preview of format changes
  • Fonts, colors, etc.

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Office 2007 - New Features
  • Office Open XML
  • New file format (.docx, .xlsx, etc.)
  • Not backward compatible
  • Save in .doc or .xls for backward compatibility
  • Save as PDF
  • office.microsoft.com
  • Can install a converter to previous versions of
    Office to open 2007 XML files

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Excel 2007 - New Features
  • More rows and columns
  • 1 million rows (1,500 more)
  • 16 thousand columns (6,300 more)
  • Better formula tools
  • Resizable formula bar
  • Function autocomplete
  • 64 level sorting (increase from 3)

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  • XP or Vista (Included in Vista)
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Phishing protection
  • RSS Feeds
  • www.microsoft.com/ie

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Windows Defender
  • XP or Vista (included in Vista)
  • Free spyware protection
  • Minimized interruptions
  • www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software
    /

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Microsoft Alternatives
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Mozilla Firefox 2.0 (IE Alternative)
  • Pop-up blocking
  • Live bookmarks- RSS
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Phishing Protection
  • Multi-platform
  • PC, Mac, Linux
  • Thunderbird E-mail

www.mozilla.com Free Download
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(Office Alternative)
  • Open-source alternative to MS Office
  • Word Processor
  • Spreadsheet
  • Presentations
  • Database
  • No Outlook equivalent (Mozilla Lightning)
  • Can save open / save MS Office files
  • www.openoffice.org (free download)

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Get a Mac?
Apple is now the 4th in U.S. computer
sales! www.apple.com
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Apple iMac (Intel)
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Macbook (Intel)
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Macbook Pro (Intel)
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Mac OS X (Windows Alternative)
  • Most New features in Windows Vista have been
    part of Mac OS X for at least the past year (some
    for more than 5 years)
  • Quartz (Aero) - March 2001
  • Expose (Windows Flip) - October 2003
  • Dashboard (Sidebar) - April 2005
  • Spotlight (Windows Search) - April 2005
  • Stable / Virus Spyware Free
  • Easy to Use

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Mac OS X Software
  • with Every Mac
  • iTunes
  • iPhoto
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • iWeb
  • Garage-Band
  • Available
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Most Adobe products
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Quicken
  • Quickbooks Pro

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Mac OS X Leopard (Spring 2007)
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Best of Both Worlds
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Google, Google, everywhere
  • Google Web Search
  • Google Local
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Docs
  • Google Spreadsheets
  • Google Desktop
  • Google Earth
  • Google Talk
  • Google Blogger
  • Google Maps
  • Google Video
  • Google News
  • Google Catalogs
  • Google Checkout
  • Etc., etc., etc.

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Google for Your SmartPhone
  • mobile.google.com
  • Google Maps
  • Google Local
  • Google News
  • Google Mail

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Google Apps for your Domain
  • Free hosted-application service
  • Attach your companys domain name
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Talk (IM)
  • Google Page Creator (Web)
  • More apps / Premium version to come

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Google Docs Spreadsheets
  • Web-based Word Processor and Spreadsheets
  • Upload common file formats
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Make available to others
  • Online collaboration

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Smartphones
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Blackberry Pearl (8100)
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Blackberry 8700c
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Palm Treo 700w (wx)
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Palm Treo700p
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Palm Treo 680
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-Early 2007??
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Motorola Q
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Samsung Blackjack
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Nokia E62
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Misc. Tech
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Microsoft Professional Accountants Network
  • Free to Join
  • or 299 per year with Action Pack
  • Free copy of Microsoft Small Business Accounting
    when you join
  • LOTS of included software with Action Pack

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Basic Business Machine
  • Pentium D 2.8 GHz
  • Windows XP Professional
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista)
  • 80 GB HD (7200 RPM)
  • DVD-RW Optical Drive
  • 17 Flat Panel
  • 3 Year On-Site Warranty

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Comparing The Big Three PC Vendors 11/14/2006
  • Gateway E-2600 1,032
  • HP/Compaq DX2000 962
  • Dell Optiplex GX320 819
  • Pentium D 2.66 GHz 160 GB HD

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Computer Security
  • Vulnerabilities, Annoyances, etc.

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Spyware / Adware
  • Initially only a privacy issue
  • Reporting your Internet surfing habits
  • Can take over your computer
  • Non-stop pop-ups
  • Makes it impossible to use

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How to Avoid Spyware
  • Dont download gimmick software
  • Hotbar (or any toolbar)
  • Gator
  • Bonzi Buddy
  • Comet Cursor
  • Date Manager
  • Etc.

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How to Avoid Spyware
  • Change your web browser
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Just say X
  • Never answer questions contained on a pop-up ad
    (always X out of window)

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How to Avoid Spyware
  • Firewall protection
  • Windows Firewall (minimum)
  • Network permissions
  • Dont give your users the ability to install
    software
  • Spyware Protection Software
  • Windows Defender
  • Spybot, Adaware

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How to Remove Spyware
  • Windows Defender
  • Lavasofts Ad-Aware
  • Spybot Search Destroy
  • Many Commercial Products
  • Risk Any of these could destroy data!!
  • Re-install system

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How Do We Prevent Viruses?
  • Antivirus Firewall
  • Trend Micro
  • Email Firewall (see next slide)
  • Complete virus software protection with automatic
    hourly updates
  • eTrust or Symantec AntiVirus
  • Stay current with software patches and service
    packs
  • Windows Automatic Updates

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SPAM
  • Never respond to junk mail
  • Dont list email accounts on web sites
  • Create junk mail account
  • Yahoo
  • Hotmail
  • Use it for online purchases
  • Symantec Mail Security 8200 series
  • Barracuda SPAM Firewall

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Phishing
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Phishing
  • Major software companies will never send out
    update patches via e-mail
  • Credit Card companies will never verify CC
    informatin via e-mail
  • Be suspicious of ANYTHING that contains a web
    link
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
  • Internet Explorer 7

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Questions or Comments
  • Timothy Agee
  • tagee_at_ageesolutions.com
  • www.ageesolutions.com

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To Download the Latest Copy of this
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  • Latest Revision 11/14/06 - 1138pm
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