- Oct 17, 2008
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Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera talk about the Windows Vault, a feature burried within Windows 7 that hasn't been talked about much so far:
I look forward to more information on this feature becoming available! Take a look at Rafael's blog to read more.At first glance, the Windows Vault appears to be a snazzy new feature to allow users to store a bunch of passwords to commonly used websites and doodads and have them Just Work(tm) when using those various services.
After fumbling around some more, I discovered Online IDs (refer to post #2, soon) which populated my credential list with all sorts of meaningless information. Things like WindowsLivetoken):name=rafæ[email protected]; serviceuri=windows_default_cred_slc and my Windows Live ID account.
In discussion with Paul Thurrott, we came to the conclusion this fancy new Windows Vault stuff was merely the never-used Stored Names and Passwords feature from Windows Vista, painted over with some heavy lipstick and given a weird brand name.