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On February 15, 2008, in Vista, by

From a series of Vista resources I got today.. 


Springboard: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/bb905048.aspx Still On The Fence With Windows Vista?: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/cc185656.aspx  

The Windows Vista TechNet TechCenter provides a comprehensive library of guidance, tools, resources and tips for IT Pros responsible for PC management.

We have a special landing page for Windows Vista adoption resources:

As you go through the process of Discovering, Exploring, Piloting and Rolling out Windows Vista in your environment, you will undoubtedly come up with a number of questions. This document walks through the typical issues an IT pro encounters, and provides both succinct answers and links to additional information: http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561493  

You will find the planning and deployment tools discussed in the paper, along with descriptions and guidance at the following locations: 

Microsoft Deployment

User State Migration Tool 

Application Compatibility Toolkit

Application Compatibility Factory

If your organization has Software Assurance benefits from Microsoft, you may be eligible for free consulting time for deployment services.
Find out more at:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/sa/benefits/deployment Microsoft provides a series of virtual hands-on labs that allow you to walk through the process of controlling the management and security features of Windows Vista.
These are very helpful in learning about Windows Vista as a ‘managed node’:

http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561479 (overview)
http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561494 (advanced features)
http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561510 (Virtual Hard disk for evaluation) 

Explore peer companies that have deployed Windows Vista in their environment, and learn from their experiences:http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561481 

Learn specifically how Windows deployment has changed in this video, entitled “Windows Deployment: Everything you need in One Hour”http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561496 

User group forums are a great way to learn from others ‘in the trenches’ and share your tips and tricks. There are many forums that address Windows Vista issues; some of the best and most focused are available on TechNet, and have active participation from the developers on the Windows team:http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561528  

In addition to TechNet forums, you will find useful guidance and best practices on a number of third-party forums. One in particular is focused specifically on Windows Deployment: http://deploymentforum.com/


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