www.powergadgets.com Don 9t Turn Off Windows Sidebar Just Yet. by PowerGadgets www.powergadgets.com Microsoft expects to sell between 80 and 120 million copies of Windows Vista in its first year alone. Even if these estimates are way off, it 9s clear that millions of users will stare at a few Gadgets in the Windows Sidebar, which is enabled by default.
While Vista advocates and critics have polarized around the user interface (UI) improvements, IT professionals are just thinking how hard it will be for them to deploy and manage costs associated with this new Microsoft OS. During this process, the Windows Sidebar may very well be their first victim. The real question is whether they are aiming at the right target?
Having been subjected to public scrutiny, there is a perception that Sidebar and its Gadgets are only consumer toys with no business justification, so why would an IT Professional sacrifice system performance and resources with something so whimsical? After all, the last thing you need is another fancy platform for users to display a clock, weather and traffic forecasts or even worse: play poker! If you are considering disabling Windows Sidebar, read how you can take advantage of this wonderful platform to ... more. less.