Windows

Windows Collaboration in Windows Vista


One of the newest and really cool features of Windows Vista is Windows Collaboration. Windows Collaboration is a peer-to-peer (P2P) program that allows 2-10 people to work together remotely on projects as if they were in the same room.

What I really like about Windows collaboration is that it will configure an ad-hoc network if an existing wired or wireless network is not found allowing you the flexibility to collaborate on project literally anywhere.

After playing around with this feature, I was pleased with the outcome. I can see this being very useful for support as well. It would be easy for a help desk to connect to end-user computers and troubleshoot computer issues.

The only negative I see so far is that you must be running Windows Vista in order to take advantage of Windows Collaboration. Not everyone is going to upgrade to Vista so I believe we should have Windows Collaboration compatible with Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional.

Download my 5 minute video on Windows Collaboration and let me know what you think.

3 comments
amj2010
amj2010

I differ from that view cuse it wasn't designed for XP...

Fil0403
Fil0403

Some people are very funny: on one hand, they bash Vista because it supposedly doesnt have/offer anything XP doesn't have/offer; on the other hand, whenever they get to know one of the many features Vista has/offers that XP doesn't have/offer they bash Microsoft for not including it in XP. What about Vista for free, do you people want that too? You might say no, but all your comments show yes.

rgsemail
rgsemail

Yeah Vista's fine. Right. My two $375 external USB hard drives I used in XP (and still work on my XP machine) are just useless bricks with Vista Ultimate. These are premium drives from Ezquest (with Maxtor-sourced drives). I can't even format the darn things. (My Webroot Window Washer hangs, too, for comic relief.) They'd have to pay me to use this Vista garbage now. It needs about 2 more years of testing. I guess MSFT thinks paying customers who depend on their machines are Beta-testers doing a field test. Ballmer should be ashamed of himself for pushing this crap out the door.