Windows Vista: Product Evaluation
Updated: May 8, 2006
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.
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.
Wireless Evaluation Guide
The guide discusses who should use Windows Vista wireless networking and provides information about deploying, configuring, and managing a wireless network.
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.
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.
Windows Vista Authentication Features
These topics contain links to technical information about significant Windows authentication features in Windows Vista.
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.
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.
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.
Certificate-Related Changes for Windows Vista
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
This topic provides an overview of OwnerRights, the new SID 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.