Windows Vista

Windows Vista

Learn more about what you can do with Microsoft Windows Vista, and get the latest support and security updates.

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Committed to protecting customer and partner data, Microsoft chose to enable full volume encryption for its mobile workforce. Cost considerations were factored when choosing Windows Vista BitLocker as the native encryption method for primary and secondary data. The feature is easy to use, integrates into...
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Release Date:
5/5/2009
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Microsoft has put together a Hands on Lab designed to educate developers on known Microsoft Windows Vista application compatibility issues.
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11/7/2006
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This is one in a series of resource guides for the Core Infrastructure Optimization Model explaining key IT capabilities necessary to move from one of four defined levels to the next more efficient and streamlined level. This guide focuses on moving from Rationalized to Dynamic.
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Release Date:
7/17/2007
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This guide focuses on performance improvements on a single computer, but also takes a look at some of the tools used in enterprise environments to help make performance tuning manageable on a much larger scale.
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7/28/2008
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This page provides the complete set of Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows Vista
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Release Date:
9/23/2008
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Three case studies on Windows Vista in XPS format.
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10/15/2007
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Documentation update for the Windows Automated Installation Kit and Unattended Setup Reference.
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Release Date:
7/21/2008
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Realize Value - Microsoft 2007 Office Deployment and Adoption by Alan Dias, Solution Specialist, Information Worker, Microsoft Singapore
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9/1/2008
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Details development requirements for applications that run at logon on Windows Vista.
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1/15/2007
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Three case studies of companies using Windows Vista.
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10/15/2007
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Vista Welcome
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5/28/2008
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Customer-ready presentation kit
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Release Date:
10/31/2008
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Core IO Desktop Optimization Demo
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Release Date:
6/12/2008
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Windows Vista® Smart Card Infrastructure provides details about the Microsoft® Windows® smart card infrastructure and how smart card-related components work in Windows.
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Release Date:
8/16/2007
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This paper provides information about the user experience for the Microsoft® Windows® family of operating systems. It provides a walkthrough of new user experience features in this version of Windows.
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9/15/2006
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Making Hardware Easier to Install and Manage
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6/1/2007
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Fei Lu describes the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology in Windows Vista, and scenarios where organizations can take advantage of the flexibility this technology offers.
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Release Date:
9/15/2008
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An executable containing the Application Compatibility Cookbook
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Release Date:
1/7/2008
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This package lets you to run many Windows Vista productivity applications from Windows 7-based PC using Windows Virtual PC or Remote Desktop Services with Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role service.
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10/18/2009
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This whitepaper introduces how ISATAP enables a simple and manageable deployment of IPv6 in existing IPv4 infrastructure.
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Release Date:
6/21/2006
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To facilitate Kernel Patch Protection development, Microsoft created a criteria evaluation document to help evaluate the types of APIs that will be developed and when they will be delivered.
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Release Date:
12/19/2006
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Release Notes containing known issues for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
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Release Date:
1/29/2007
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This article includes information about security enhancements in Windows Vista and how Microsoft used the Security Development Lifecycle to increase the security of the Windows operating system.
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5/15/2007
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Release documentation that contains known issues for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
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3/18/2008
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Three Strategies to Improve IT Efficiency and Reduce TCO
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3/23/2007
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Video: The enhanced desktop search and organization features in all Windows Vista editions help you readily locate files, e-mail messages, and other items on your PC.
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5/28/2008
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Although broadband services and Wi-Fi have dramatically improved, the connectivity experience for remote corporate users remains largely unchanged. Microsoft is leveraging the DirectAccess feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow seamless remote access to corporate applications and data...
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5/26/2009
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Set of tutorials that introduce key features of Windows Presentation Foundation (.NET 3.0 RTM)
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1/8/2007
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Code examples and applications for WPF and Windows Live applications.
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4/12/2007
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 4 is “Windows Vista Myths and Realities”.
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10/24/2008
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This document outlines the essential Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0 planning and delpoyment considerations for software development environments.
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2/13/2007
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Hotfixes and Security Updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2
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6/3/2009
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 3 is “Tips and Tricks for optimal Windows Vista Performance”.
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Release Date:
10/27/2008
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This guide provides an overview of new features and improvements in Active Directory Certificate Services.
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8/30/2012
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 2 is “Configuring Windows Vista for Performance (part 2)”
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10/27/2008
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 1 is “Configuring Windows Vista for Performance (part 1)”
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10/20/2008
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Paul Cooke, Director in the Windows Client division specializing in security, discusses BitLocker Drive Encryption, and how it has been extended in Windows Vista SP1.
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Release Date:
9/15/2008
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Vista Visuals
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Release Date:
5/28/2008
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Derek Melber, author, IT Consultant and Microsoft MVP for Group Policy, discusses how to effectively use the new group policy objects in Windows Vista to improve manageability and strengthen security.
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Release Date:
7/28/2008
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Five Credential Provider Samples for Windows Vista RTM and Windows Server Codename: Longhorn
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12/18/2006
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