In the action pack this month…. is a Windows 2008 beta, System Center Essentials, Vista Business 64bit and a few other things that I can’t remember off the top of my head.
I will bring this up again … Bill … or should I say Ozzie? You know what folks were “buzzing” about with Vista? Bitlocker. And what manner do Microsoft partners have to get their hands on Bitlocker? They have to buy TechNet Plus and then not use it in production, just for testing. Because when it comes to encryption you NEED to understand the recovery and disaster and business issues, not just the technical process of encryption. We need to roll up our sleeves and pretend to have a disaster need to ensure we can get that box back with the data not orphaned and stuck on that dead drive.
If you want to get an OEM Vista up to Enterprise you can add SA within 90 days, but it is kinda dumb when Microsoft isn’t seeing that the push in my financial space is indeed the need for encryption as we have this data on laptops that has a need for protection.
In the meantime the word from Atlanta was that WinMagic worked quite well, had no performance hit, and just needed the machine to be left overnight to encrypt.