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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge, 11/16/00

By ebott ·
Microsoft has begun serious testing of its next Windows version, code-named Whistler, which is due for release sometime in 2001. Microsoft's product managers have told me they're still designing the product and they're actively seeking feedback. So I'm asking for your helpo in putting together a Whistler wishlist. This week, I'm focusing on tools and system utilities for power users and network administrators. What sort of utilities do you want to see included with the next version of Windows? Antivirus software? Firewall programs? If you've got a favorite third-party utility that deserves to be integrated into the OS, here's your chance to make your case. Be specific, and be sure to include solid reasons for your choices.

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by arnoldjoy In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Since all of the Windows operating system has Microsoft office installed, why don't they just include it in the next operating system.

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by Stillatit In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I would like to see a collection of pre-configured and configurable security scripts for servers and workstations. Pick some number of levels, ranging from wide open to fully paranoid (C2 or better?), and have the appropriate scripts for each level make the required changes to the registry, install or uninstall components as appropriate, and provide reminders of what else has to be done for that level. It is far too easy to miss something when locking down an NT4 server. I would also like to see the corresponding scripts which could be run on a schedule to collect new log entries and e-mail them to an administrator.

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by Steve Smalley In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Probably already been mentioned but I found with Windows ME the lack of TweakUI and access to the Dos-Prompt (without a boot disk) somewhat limiting and fustrating when trouble shooting PC's, I also like the Perfomance monitor of ME so include Command Prompt in the F8 Start up menu, TweakUI, and the Windows ME performance Monitor.

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by m.graft In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I very much would like to suggest using an imaging program integrated in the new version such as (PQ-Drive Image) also the build in firewall such as Black Ice.

Microsoft,"Keep up the good work!"

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by jbalser In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

The NOS market is indeed interesting. Half of the people want more features, while the other half complain about "bloatware" and monopoly. Fewer features coupled with better development from third parties might be the best solution.
To counter that opinion, though, I'd like to be able to tweak ACLs from the Repair Console CLI.

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