Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of experts at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time, March 5th for a live, interactive discussion on adopting Windows Vista into a desktop infrastructure. The panel will feature subject-matter experts and IT pros from around the world who have tackled Windows Vista deployment—hear about the challenges, workarounds, and tips & tricks they have learned along the way. Ask your questions live during the event or e-mail your question in advance to email@example.com. The panel will answer as many questions as they can during the 60-minute event so take advantage of this More >
The new switch to connect to the server’s active console session is: mstsc.exe /admin The old /console doesn’t work anymore!
The Windows BitLocker Design and Deployment guides describe the various aspects of planning for deploying Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption for Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate computers in an enterprise environment. The document is organized in two guides, and you should carefully consider each guide before you deploy BitLocker Drive Encryption.Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Design GuideThis guide provides a systematic approach when planning for BitLocker deployment and highlights the main decision points. This guide is intended for use by an infrastructure More >
Download the Windows Vista pre-configured virtual hard drive and get a head start on testing applications on Windows Vista.
OverviewFor organizations with complex desktop infrastructures, whether large or small, Windows Vista Enterprise is the operating system designed specifically to help realize a better return on IT investments. In this VHD, you’ll have the opportunity to road-test new and improved features including management (e.g. MUI, BDD, etc…) usability (e.g. Search, Navigation, etc…) and security (UAC, Windows Defender, etc…), enhancements to the Windows Vista platform.
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On July 1st, MS will release an update to SoftGrid that will add support for Windows Vista. SoftGrid, a part of the Desktop Optimisation Pack (Software Assurance customers only) is an application virtualisation and streaming solution that resolves issues surrounding software deployment:
- Application compatibility issues
- Regression testing
- Self service
- Rapid deployment
For further informantion on SoftGrid, check http://www.microsoft.com/softgrid/
The final version of the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 are now released. If you are already familiar with ACT 5.0 make sure you download the new bits and the refreshed product guide here. If you want to learn more about the tools and resources around application compatibility for Windows Vista – please visit our TechNet site.
For people new to ACT, it is a single toolset that can help detect, diagnose, and mitigate compatibility issues found in Windows Vista. I think the single coolest feature of this tool is that you can deploy it in your current environment, Windows 2000 or More >