There are some new Vista Step by Step Guides located at:
Here is the list of guides available:
BitLocker Drive Encryption Step by Step Guide.doc
Deploying Vista Step by Step Guide.doc
Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step by Step Guide.doc
Migration Step by Step Guide.doc
Performance Monitoring and Tuning Step by Step Guide.doc
Print Management Step by Step Guide.doc
Step by Step Guide to Controlling Device Installation with Group Policy.doc
Trusted Platform Module Services Step by Step Guide.doc
User Account Control Step by Step Guide.doc
Windows System Resource Manager Step by Step Guide.doc
Windows Vista Beta 2 Windows Shared View Step by Step.doc
Windows Vista Mobile Device Center Step by Step.doc
Windows Vista Speech Recognition Step by Step.doc
More Vista Info below
Windows Vista is designed fo
r Schools and Businesses of all sizes. Focused on helping you
achieve cost and operational efficiencies in desktop image deployment, management, and
security, Windows Vista will make a difference in any school setting.
Windows Vista also helps PC users t
o be more effective in their work by offering improved
connectivity with advanced integration across technologies, networks, and systems, as well as
providing them with quick access to better organized information.
Below, I have included a number of links
and high level information you and your teams may be
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
General Top level Site:
This is the source for all content that is being made public on Windows Vista.
It breaks down the
information into various areas that may be of interest.
All of the information in this section will be
o be reached from this site, but I will breakout some of the key areas that may be of interest
to you or your customers.
Identifies many of the key features of Windows Vista.
There are 3 areas:
For Your Business
Each of the high level feature themes are then broken out into the individual items that apply,
(example. Under Securi
ty, there are sections on User Account Control and Protection from
This is a link to other sites, upcoming chats or presentations, blogs and
currently available related to Windows Vista and Windows Client Technologies.
Internet Explorer 7 Beta2 Preview
Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview includes advancements in security and browsing experience
for end users, functionality and compatibility for developers, and manageability for corporate
inistrators. Beta 2 Preview is intended to enable developers, Web developers and IT
pros to begin to test the new browser for compatibility with their applications and Web sites.
Windows Vista for Developers:
Windows Vista Development Center:
This is the starting point for our Public information on Windows Vista development.
Understanding Windows Vista Development:
Links to guides outlining the various
key features/pillars around Windows Vista development:
Security, Reliability, Integration, Discover info/data, etc.
WinFX Developer Center:
WinFX, the set of next
generation managed APIs provided by Microsoft, information and
development tools are going to be positioned here.
There is currently info on developing
applications with WinFX, links to documentation, code samples and the SDK
are all available
from this site.
Windows Presentation Foundation:
WPF provides the foundation for building applications and high fidelity experiences in Longhorn,
blending together application UI, documents, and media content. The functionality extends to the
support for Tablet and other forms of inpu
t, a more modern imaging and printing pipeline,
accessibility and UI automation infrastructure, data driven UI and visualization, as well as the
integration points for weaving the application experience into the Windows shell.
Windows Presentation Foundat
Labs are a set of tutorials that introduce key features of Windows Presentation
Foundation. Each lab guides you step
step through the process of developing a complete
Windows Presentation Foundat
ion (WPF) application using Visual Studio 2005, the WinFX SDK
and the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for WinFX.
Windows Communication Foundation (formerly code
A set of .NET technologies for building and running connected systems. It is a new breed of
communications infrastructure built around the W
eb services architecture. Advanced Web
services support in Windows Communication Foundation provides secure, reliable, and
transacted messaging along with interoperability.
Windows Vista for the IT Pro
Starting point for Windows Vista IT Pro information:
Windows Vista Events & Webcasts
Upcoming and recorded webcasts on Windows Vista geared for the IT Pro Audience
Windows Vista Step
Step Guides for IT Professionals:
step guides will assist IT Professionals in deploying or migrating to Windows
ently there are 13 individual guides that will walk you through the process of installing
or configuring many of the key features of Windows Vista.
These guides are based on the Beta
Versions of Windows Vista and may change/expand or become slightly inacc
urate over time.
Network Access Protection
Network Access Protection (NAP) is a policy enforcement platform built into the Microsoft
Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" operating systems that allows you to better
protect network assets by enforcing compliance with sys
tem health requirements. With Network
Access Protection, you can create customized health policies to validate computer health before
allowing access or communication, automatically update compliant computers to ensure ongoing
compliance, and optionally is
olate noncompliant computers to a restricted network until they
There is also a
that can be downloaded.
Group Policy in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn":
p Policy in Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" provides an
infrastructure for centralized configuration management of the operating system and applications
that run on the operating system.
Expanding on the foundation established in Win
2003 and Windows XP, Group Policy is improved with greater coverage of policy settings and
extensions, better network awareness and reliability, and easier administration. This guide
provides an overview of new features and improvements in Grou
Deploying Windows Vista
There are considerable improvements in deployment technologies built into Windows Vista.
site has links to information on technologies, tools and strategies for planning and deploying
Management and Operations:
Windows Vista represents a significant step in Micro
soft's commitment to reducing Windows
computers' total cost of ownership (TCO). Windows Vista is designed to reduce the cost of
desktop support, to simplify desktop configuration management, to enable better centralized
management of the desktop, and to de
crease the cost of keeping systems updated.
Here are the current high level guidelines, however there are some more specific information
located at link.
This will also be updated as more information is released.
PC systems should
have a modern CPU.
PC systems should have 512MB of memory or more.
PC systems should have a graphics processor that will support Windows Display Driver