Software Updates and Upgrades
*Starting in a week, all Windows PCs will be upgraded to AVG 8.0 from 7.5.
*In August, all Windows computers will get Office 2007 Professional with ODF compatibility for open formats that are used by OpenOffice.org.
*Firefox will be upgraded to version 3.0.
*The usual round of security patches and updates
All our staff will be switching over to Mozilla Thunderbird from Outlook and Outlook Express, and MailShell anti-spam will be phased out. Thunderbird is just as easy to use, more secure, and easy to migrate from one platform to another as needed.
To improve the ability to keep anti-virus definitions up-to-date, the scheduling for our computers will be changed to allow updates to be installed in the mornings before business hours. It will be an automated process where our PCs will boot up on their own, update and scan, then shut themselves down.
We will finally have a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate for in-house evaluation and testing, as well as a troubleshooting aid for users that have Vista. Though we will not upgrade our existing PCs to Vista, it's important to have some familiarity.