Windows Vista: Product Evaluation

This collection includes a variety of topics to help you explore and experiment with the new features of Windows Vista® that are of particular importance to the IT Pro.

Product Evaluation Scenarios

These topics include walkthroughs of specific scenarios which will enable you to experience first-hand some of the useful tools provided in Windows Vista.

Selected Scenarios for Managing Desktops with Windows Vista

Selected Scenarios for Monitoring Performance with Windows Vista

Selected Scenarios for Maintaining Data Integrity with Windows Vista

Selected Scenarios for Evaluating Reliability Diagnostics in Windows Vista

New and Updated Features in Group Policy

This topic explores features in Group Policy that are new or updated, as well as including a summary of new and expanded Group Policy settings.

What's New in Group Policy in Windows Vista

Wireless Evaluation Guide

The guide discusses who should use Windows Vista wireless networking and provides information about deploying, configuring, and managing a wireless network.

Windows Vista Wireless Networking Evaluation Guide

Boot Configuration Data Editor FAQ

This document covers frequently asked questions about the new Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Editor (Bcdedit.exe), which allows you to modify the BCD store that replaces the Boot.ini file.

Boot Configuration Data Editor Frequently Asked Questions

What's New in Offline Files for Windows Vista

This document describes some of the functionalities of and changes to Offline Files in Windows Vista.

What's New in Offline Files for Windows Vista

Windows Vista Authentication Features

These topics contain links to technical information about significant Windows authentication features in Windows Vista.

Windows Vista Authentication Features

Security Improvements in Internet Explorer for Windows Vista

This article describes the new security improvements in Internet Explorer 7 that help mitigate attacks on Windows Vista.

Security Improvements in Internet Explorer for Windows Vista

Microsoft Forefront Product Overview

This document describes the following products and provides additional resources for each: Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server, and Intelligent Application Gateway 2007.

Microsoft Forefront Product Overview

Encrypting File System

This page provides an overview of Encrypting File System (EFS) and the changes made to EFS in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Encrypting File System

This document describes several new and updated features that support a simplified process of administering, obtaining, and using certificates.

Security Identifiers (SIDs) New for Windows Vista

Security Identifiers (SIDs) New for Windows Vista

This topic provides an overview of OwnerRights, the new SID for Windows Vista.

Security Identifiers (SIDs) New for Windows Vista

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client for Windows Vista

This article describes considerations when working with the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) client application in Windows Vista.

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client for Windows Vista