Vista Security Guide Beta Opportunity

We have an update on the Windows Vista Security Guide we announced last month. We’re far enough into the development process to release a public Beta and accept feedback from internal and external reviewers. We’d like to invite you to both download the guide and attend an informational LiveMeeting broadcast. (Yes LiveMeeting works on Windows Vista.)


The Windows Vista Security Guide will be released to Beta on September 6th exclusively through Microsoft Connect. It will be available to anyone who signs in with a Windows Live ID (formerly Passport) account at this URL:


The Beta period will extend for three weeks, during which we’ll be accepting and triaging bugs and comments. We realize that this is a short window but release date constraints require us to keep the window brief.


To support this Beta release, the development and program management teams will deliver a LiveMeeting on Wednesday September 6th. Details are below. We want to welcome as many customers into the Beta as possible to gather the most feedback and ensure that we ship a customer-driven solution. We’ll be describing the guide, how we developed it, the best way to use it, and one really cool new tool that can save lots of time in the test and deployment phases. We will also take questions at the end of the presentation, so this is a great opportunity to directly interact with the security guide team.


We look forward to seeing you there!


- Mike Danseglio, Development Manager, Security & Compliance Solutions


Live Meeting Details


Topic: Windows Vista Security Guide

Abstract: The Windows Vista Security Guide in now in Beta! This session reviews the structure of the guide, discusses some of the old and new approaches for deploying security configuration, and demonstrates how the guide leverages some of the new security technologies built into Windows Vista.

Presenter: Kelly Hengesteg, Mike Danseglio, Jose Maldonado

Date and Time: September 6, 2006, 8 am – 10 am PT

To join this Live Meeting up to a half hour before the session starts, click here.



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