According to Nick White, Windows Vista product manager, the three major strengths of the new product are as follows:
– Home Network Management now further simplifies management of multi-PC environments, including support for printer sharing and one-click wireless network security implementation.
– Performance Plus enhancements consist of proactive system recommendations designed to improve the computing experience, as well as a monthly reporting regimen tallying the actions taken by OneCare in the last month plus recommended actions for all covered PCs.
– Back-up and Restore now enables central configuration and monitoring of back-ups for all covered PCs, with all data being archived to a central location.
Other additions include an enhanced compatibility with Windows Vista, as well as 64-bit compatibility.
The update is free of charge for current Windows Live OneCare subscribers, while new users will have to hand over $49.95 for one year. The update is available 17 languages. A free 90-day trial can be downloaded from here.