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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:
 www.microsoft.com/technet/springboard  

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
http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561509  

User State Migration Tool 
http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561510  

Application Compatibility Toolkit
http://go.microsoft.com/?link=7561511  

Application Compatibility Factory
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/bb510132.aspx 

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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