Up till now, Bluetooth has always been a big security no no in our business, and any Bluetooth devices are automatically disabled by Group Policy, but I have been informed that the next release of the W7 build will enable Bluetooth.
So why the excitement? Well, I am hoping it means I can connect various devices to my laptop, including:
- My Jawbone headset, I love my Jawbone, it is the best hands free headset I have ever owned (I will have to do a report about it one day), I can then use it with my Avaya softphone, it will be a lot nicer to use than the Plantronics CS60 I use at the moment.
- A Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, I am hoping that these will have more range than the existing wireless devices we use today - it might even reach my meeting table, enabling me to turn my monitor round and have a real presentation area for my meeting. I have already ordered an Apple keyboard and mouse, in the anticipation that I can use them with my PC, the iPAD and my Blackberry.
- Connecting my Blackberry to my laptop and transfer photos, videos etc.
We shall have to wait and see if the new functionality meets up with my high expectations - the expected delivery date of the new release is the end of July. Fingers crossed.