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					MCTS Guide to Microsoft
   Windows Vista


          Chapter 10
User Productivity and Media Tools
                                 Objectives

•   Understand and configure Windows Vista printing
•   Understand Windows Fax and Scan
•   Use Windows Explorer views
•   Find files by using Search
•   Understand how People Near Me is used for peer-to-
    peer applications




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                   Objectives (continued)

• Use Windows Meeting Space to conduct virtual
  meetings
• Use and configure Windows Sidebar
• Describe the new features in Internet Explorer 7
• Use and configure Windows Mail




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                                    Printing

• The entire printing subsystem for Windows Vista has
  been redesigned
• Redesign includes:
    –   XML Paper Specification
    –   The printing process
    –   Print drivers
    –   Printer management




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                        Printing Scenarios

• Local printing
    – Requires that a printer be connected directly to a
      Windows Vista computer
    – Simplicity and security
• Printing to a shared printer
    – When a printer is shared, multiple computers on the
      network can use it
    – Sharing a printer saves money in the long run
    – All print jobs are queued on the computer that is
      sharing the printer

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          Printing Scenarios (continued)

• Printing directly to a network printer
    – Many printers can be configured to communicate
      directly with the network
         • Using a print server
    – Print jobs are queued at the local computer and sent
      to the printer when the printer is not busy




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          Printing Scenarios (continued)




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                                        XPS
• XML Paper Specification (XPS)
    – Document format that describes how to display a page
    – XPS document has same page layout on any printer
• XPS is used as a document format for sharing files
  and as the format for spooled print jobs
• Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
    – Responsible for drawing the screen output in Vista
• XPS uses a subset of WPF to render documents



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                     The Printing Process

• GDI-based printing
    – Used by previous versions of Windows
    – A Win32 application uses GDI to create an enhanced
      metafile format (EMF) file for the print job
    – EMF file is stored in the printer queue
         • Must be converted to the format understood by printer
    – Printers typically understand either Postscript or
      Printer Control Language (PCL)
• XPS-based printing
    – Used by new Windows Vista applications

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       The Printing Process (continued)




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       The Printing Process (continued)

• XPS-based printing (continued)
    – WPF application creates an XPS file for the print job
    – Some printers support XPS format
         • Printing job does not need to be converted
    – For printers that only support PS or PCL
         • Printing job needs to be converted
• Backward compatibility
    – Windows Vista printing process is flexible to
      accommodate older applications and older printers
         • That do not support XPS-based printing

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       The Printing Process (continued)




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       The Printing Process (continued)

• Benefits of XPS-based printing
    – XPS printing is better at handling complex graphics
      than GDI-based printing
    – Improved color printing
    – Improved print quality
    – Improved print job configuration
    – Improved device configuration
    – Improved spooling




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                            Printer Drivers
• Adding drivers to the store
    – Known as staging a driver
    – Printer driver is added during installation process
    – When drivers are added to the store, they are stored
      side-by-side
         • Multiple versions of the same driver can be in the store
• Printer driver installation process
    – For previous versions of Windows
         • Printer drivers were distributed as printer driver
           packages and just printer drivers



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              Printer Drivers (continued)
• Printer driver installation process (continued)
    – When printers were networked
         • Point and print allowed printer drivers to be distributed
           automatically from the print server
            – But not driver packages
    – With Windows Vista
         • Driver packages can be distributed by point and print
    – Printer driver installation process variations
         •   Local printer
         •   Remote printer
         •   Network printer
         •   Web printer
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                     Printer Management
• Printer applet
    – Manages the printers on a local workstation
    – Can’t install printers on remote computers
    – Major tasks in the Printers applet
         •   Add a printer
         •   See what’s printing
         •   Set as default
         •   Select printing preferences
         •   Delete this printer
         •   Rename this printer


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       Printer Management (continued)




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       Printer Management (continued)
• Printer applet (continued)
    – Major tasks in the Printers applet (continued)
         • Pause printing
         • Share
         • Set printer properties
• Print Management snap-in
    – Allows you to manage the printers for your entire
      network from a single workstation
    – Features of the Print Management snap-in
         • Manage multiple print servers
         • Filter views
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       Printer Management (continued)




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       Printer Management (continued)

• Print Management snap-in (continued)
    – Features of the Print Management snap-in (continued)
         •   Automatic installation of printers on a print server
         •   Bulk printer management
         •   Use Group Policy to deploy printers
         •   Notification
• Printer configuration options
    – Each printer you install in Windows Vista can be
      configured independently
    – Most of the options available for configuration are
      standardized by Windows Vista
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       Printer Management (continued)

• Printer configuration options (continued)
    – Device Settings tab has device-specific settings
    – Advanced tab has a number of options that are
      typically only implemented for server-based printing
    – Other standard tabs
         •   General
         •   Sharing
         •   Security
         •   Ports
         •   Color Management


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       Printer Management (continued)




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       Printer Management (continued)




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       Printer Management (continued)

• Printer sharing and security
    – Sharing is enabled and controlled on the Sharing tab
    – Sharing tab allows you to:
         • Enable sharing for the printer
         • Define the share name for the printer
         • Specify whether print jobs are rendered on the client
           computer or print server
         • Add drivers for other operating systems to download by
           using point and print




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       Printer Management (continued)




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       Printer Management (continued)




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       Printer Management (continued)
• Printer sharing and security (continued)
    – Default permissions for printing
         •   Everyone
         •   CREATOR OWNER
         •   Local Administrator User (Userx)
         •   Administrators
• Print job management
    – For each print job, you can perform the following tasks:
         • Pause
         • Resume
         • Restart
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       Printer Management (continued)

• Print job management (continued)
    – For each print job, you can perform the following tasks
      (continued)
         • Cancel
         • Edit job properties
    – Situations where you might want to manage print jobs
         •   Restarting a print job when there has been a paper jam
         •   Pausing a large print job
         •   Raising the priority of a print job
         •   Changing the schedule of a large print job
         •   Canceling a corrupted print job
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                 Windows Fax and Scan

• New utility in Windows Vista that is used to control
  scanning and faxing documents in Windows Vista
• Windows Fax and Scan is optimized to scan
  documents for faxing
• By using Windows Fax and Scan, you can:
    –   Scan documents and pictures
    –   Fax scanned documents and pictures
    –   Fax electronic documents
    –   Receive faxes
    –   Create and manage fax coversheets

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   Windows Fax and Scan (continued)




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   Windows Fax and Scan (continued)

• By using Windows Fax and Scan, you can
  (continued):
    – Forward received faxes, scanned documents, and
      scanned pictures by using e-mail
    – Send faxes by using a central fax server
    – Maintain a contacts list that includes phone numbers
      for faxing
• Requires you to have a fax modem and scanner
    – Or a multifunction device that performs both functions


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                        Windows Explorer

• Windows Explorer
    – Interface for viewing the file system in Windows Vista




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          Windows Explorer (continued)




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                                        Views

• Stack view
    – Organizes files into virtual folders called stacks
    – A file can appear in more than one virtual folder
• Group By view
    – Visually separates the files into categories on the
      screen and all files are still visible
    – Categories used for the Group By view can be ranges
      selected by the system
         • Rather than specific unique values



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                        Views (continued)




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                        Views (continued)




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         AERO Specific Enhancements

• AERO specific enhancements
    –   Live taskbar thumbnails
    –   Live icons
    –   Windows Flip
    –   Windows Flip 3D




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                                        Search

• Search has been integrated into almost every
  window in the Vista user interface
• Search is made faster by an indexing function
  included in Windows Vista
• You can define metadata for files
    – And use it to build saved searches that are displayed
      as virtual folders




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                          Search Methods

• In Windows Explorer
    – Search box in the upper-right corner
    – A dynamic search is performed for files in the current
      folder and all subfolders
• Search folder
    – Searches the index or a specified location for files
      matching the criteria that you specify
• Start menu search box
    – Search for programs and Internet Explorer favorites


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            Search Methods (continued)




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            Search Methods (continued)




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            Search Methods (continued)




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                        The Search Index

• Indexing service
    – A major improvement over the indexing service
      included with Windows XP
    – Automatically enabled
    – Index is updated each time a file is changed
• By default, only the most common file locations are
  indexed
    – Offline files
    – The Start menu
    – The Users folder (except the Default subfolder)

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          The Search Index (continued)




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          The Search Index (continued)

• You can define which file types are indexed and how
  those files are indexed
• Word documents can have their content indexed so
  that you can search for documents based on content
• Additional index settings
    – File Settings
    – Troubleshooting
    – Index location



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          The Search Index (continued)




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                             File Metadata

• Most basic file metadata
    – Filename, creation date, and modified date
• Depending on the type of file, additional metadata
  may be included
• Metadata is included in the index
    – Useful to create additional metadata for files
• Windows Vista allows you to create tags that contain
  additional metadata for organizing your data



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                          Saved Searches

• Saved search
    – Virtual folder containing files matching a search query
         • Regardless of their location in the file system
• Default saved searches
    –   Recent Documents
    –   Recent E-mail
    –   Recent Music
    –   Recent Pictures and Videos
    –   Recently Changed
    –   Shared By Me

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                          People Near Me

• Peer-to-peer applications
    – Communicate directly between two clients
         • Without requiring a server to manage the
           communication process
• Applications are reliable because there is no single
  point of failure
• People Near Me
    – New feature in Windows Vista that allows peer-to-peer
      applications to find other users on the same subnet
    – Applications must be written to support its capabilities

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            People Near Me (continued)




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                Windows Meeting Space

• Windows Meeting Space
    – New application in Windows Vista
    – Allows you to have virtual meetings with others in your
      office or across the Internet
    – Up to 10 participants are allowed in each meeting
• When you use Windows Meeting space, you can:
    –   Share your desktop or a program
    –   Distribute and co-edit documents
    –   Pass notes
    –   Give a presentation by connecting to a network
        projector
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  Windows Meeting Space (continued)




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  Windows Meeting Space (continued)

• When a meeting is created
    – You can choose how the meeting is advertised on the
      network
• People Near Me can be enabled or disabled for
  meeting advertisement
• After a meeting is created, you can invite other users
  to join your meeting




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                         Windows Sidebar
• Windows Sidebar
    – Displays frequently used information directly on your
      Desktop
    – Each piece or type of information is displayed in
      Windows Sidebar by a gadget
• Types of information you can display with a gadget
    –   The time
    –   Weather information
    –   Pictures
    –   News headlines
    –   A calendar
    –   Notes
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           Windows Sidebar (continued)




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                       Internet Explorer 7

• Internet Explorer 7
    – Web browser included with Windows Vista
• Improvements to Internet Explorer can be grouped
  into four categories
    –   User Interface
    –   Tabbed browsing
    –   Search
    –   RSS feeds



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         Internet Explorer 7 (continued)




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                                  Summary

• Windows Vista uses a new printing process that
  uses the XPS format for spool files
• Windows Vista stores printer drivers in a driver
  store
• Print Management snap-in is a new management
  tool to manage local and remote printers
• Printers can be configured with many options
• When print jobs are stored in the print queue, you
  can manage the jobs


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                    Summary (continued)

• Windows Fax and Scan is used to fax and scan
  documents in Windows Vista
• Windows Explorer has a Stack view and Group By
  view
• Search is integrated into many parts of Windows
  Vista
• People Near Me is a new application in Windows
  Vista that is used by peer-to-peer applications
• Windows Meeting Space allows you to conduct
  virtual meetings of up to 10 participants

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                    Summary (continued)

• Windows Sidebar uses gadgets to display
  frequently used information on your desktop
• Internet Explorer 7 is significantly enhanced from
  previous versions




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