Networking in Vista

On December 9, 2008, in Vista, by

So what does networking in Windows 7 look like?  Like that 🙂

So to all those that get annoyed by Vista’s networking can you give me specifics as to why you get annoyed and I’ll see if those annoyances have been changed.



5 Responses to Networking in Vista

  1. Joe_Raby says:

    I think you should check your article title.

    What’s the deal with “homegroups” anyway? In Windows 7 “Business”, is it still called that? There are still companies that don’t want/need a server because of size, cost, space, or whatever, and they don’t need media sharing capabilities. What happens to them? Will we see consumer versions of Windows 7 calling them “homegroups”, where business versions call them “workgroups”?

    Also, expect most of the extra stuff in OneCare to be moved into the new Action Center in Windows 7. It contains all the backup, tune-up, defrag, etc., services that OneCare has, as well as the classic functionality of Security Center in one centralized place. The only thing missing is an AV scanning engine (Defender is already included, so that takes care of anti-spyware). Luckily “Morro” will be free, and will cover the missing AV out of the box.

  2. Manuel Wanskasmith says:

    Does it still take 6 clicks to get to the Network Connections window?
    Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections

    Better to use Start > type ncpa.cpl

  3. Greg C says:

    What do you get when you right-click on the system tray network icon?

    Please tell me “Open Network Connections” is an option here….

    -Greg C

  4. Joe_Raby says:

    You can get access to Manage Network Connections from the left task pane of Network & Sharing Center in Vista. It takes 2 clicks.

  5. Jon Fleming says:

    What I hate is that its information is so often wrong. As I sit here reading your blog in IE, with Outlook in the background connected to my SBS Exchange Server and Sidebar showing me headlines and weather, the tray icon says I am currently not connected to any network. And I would say that even when it can figure out that I’m connected, more often than not it thinks access is local only when it clearly is not. What’s the point of displaying erroneous info?