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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Application
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.
FREE
Release Date:
10/18/2009
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Document
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.
FREE
Release Date:
12/19/2006
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Document
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.
FREE
Release Date:
5/15/2007
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Release documentation that contains known issues for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
FREE
Release Date:
3/18/2008
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Document
Three Strategies to Improve IT Efficiency and Reduce TCO
FREE
Release Date:
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.
FREE
Release Date:
5/28/2008
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Document
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...
FREE
Release Date:
5/26/2009
SDK
SDK
Set of tutorials that introduce key features of Windows Presentation Foundation (.NET 3.0 RTM)
FREE
Release Date:
1/8/2007
SDK
SDK
Code examples and applications for WPF and Windows Live applications.
FREE
Release Date:
4/12/2007
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Document
This document outlines the essential Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0 planning and delpoyment considerations for software development environments.
FREE
Release Date:
2/13/2007
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Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 4 is “Windows Vista Myths and Realities”.
FREE
Release Date:
10/24/2008
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Hotfixes and Security Updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2
FREE
Release Date:
6/3/2009
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Document
Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 3 is “Tips and Tricks for optimal Windows Vista Performance”.
FREE
Release Date:
10/27/2008
SDK
SDK
Five Credential Provider Samples for Windows Vista RTM and Windows Server Codename: Longhorn
FREE
Release Date:
12/18/2006
Application
Application
Origami Experience Pack is a combination of three programs that make your Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) running Windows Vista even easier to use. Upgrade your UMPC to Windows Vista, and then install Origami Experience Pack.
FREE
Release Date:
1/30/2007
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Document
Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 2 is “Configuring Windows Vista for Performance (part 2)”
FREE
Release Date:
10/27/2008
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Document
Mark Russinovich leads a roundtable discussion on Windows Vista Performance. Segment 1 is “Configuring Windows Vista for Performance (part 1)”
FREE
Release Date:
10/20/2008
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Free uniquely New Zealand desktop backgrounds & wallpaper.
FREE
Release Date:
1/28/2007
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Vista Visuals
FREE
Release Date:
5/28/2008
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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.
FREE
Release Date:
9/15/2008
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This guide provides an overview of new features and improvements in Active Directory Certificate Services.
FREE
Release Date:
8/30/2012
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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.
FREE
Release Date:
7/28/2008
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The Windows Vista Security Guide has been replaced by the Windows Vista Security Compliance Management Toolkit, part of the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series. See the note in the Overview section for the current download location.
FREE
Release Date:
4/22/2009
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Jeremy Chapman, Senior Product Manager with the Windows Product Management Group, discusses the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), and offers guidance and strategies for remediating application conflicts.
FREE
Release Date:
7/28/2008
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Baldwin Ng, Senior Product manager with Microsoft's Solution Accelerators team, discusses the new version the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator, released in early July, 2008.
FREE
Release Date:
7/28/2008
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How to Effectively Manage Your Organization's Mobile PCs
FREE
Release Date:
5/2/2007
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Document
This white paper compares the following features and capabilities of Windows XP with SP3 and Windows Vista with SP1: security, management, deployment, mobility, and productivity.
FREE
Release Date:
5/21/2008
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Startup Repair Tool
FREE
Release Date:
5/29/2008
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This joint Microsoft and Juniper Networks white paper looks at the changing expectations of IPv6 with the growth of IPv6-enabled applications like Microsoft Windows Meeting Space in Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
4/30/2007
SDK
SDK
Microsoft has provided a version of the WinFX Runtime Components for the general public. In addition to installing the WinFX Runtime Components, installing a Language Pack will allow you to see translated text, such as error messages, in your selected language.
FREE
Release Date:
12/19/2005
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Jason Leznek, Senior Product Manager in the Windows Client division, discusses User Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection in Windows, highlighting the differences between Windows Vista and Windows XP.
FREE
Release Date:
9/23/2008
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Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, unveils the latest version of this technology for virtualizing applications to reduce application-to-application conflicts and improve manageability.
FREE
Release Date:
9/23/2008
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Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, unveils the latest version of this technology for virtualizing applications to reduce application-to-application conflicts and improve manageability.
FREE
Release Date:
9/16/2008
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Document
Whitepaper detailing the Microsoft Windows Security Center
FREE
Release Date:
10/6/2006
Tool
Tool
Microsoft IPsec Diagnostic Tool assists Network administrators with troubleshooting network related failures, focusing primarily on IPsec. It is applicable on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
FREE
Release Date:
1/30/2008
Application
Application
Provides developers with support for building workflow-enabled applications using Windows Workflow Foundation.
FREE
Release Date:
11/6/2006
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Document
Event Viewer
FREE
Release Date:
5/29/2008
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Document
Network Diagnostics
FREE
Release Date:
5/29/2008
SDK
SDK
Microsoft has provided a version of the WinFX Runtime Components for the general public. In addition to installing the WinFX Runtime Components, installing a Language Pack will allow you to see translated text, such as error messages, in your selected language.
FREE
Release Date:
2/23/2006
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Document
Sync Center And Offline Files
FREE
Release Date:
5/28/2008
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Document
Describes how to read and diagnose Windows deployment error logs.
FREE
Release Date:
9/21/2007
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Document
Ran Oelgiesser, Senior Product Manager in the Windows Client division, discusses Microsoft’s newest desktop virtualization technology.
FREE
Release Date:
10/1/2008
SDK
SDK
Microsoft has provided a version of the .NET Framework v3.0 for the general public.
FREE
Release Date:
7/17/2006
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Document
User Access Control
FREE
Release Date:
5/28/2008
Update
Update
Install this update to IME in Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
8/25/2008
Update
Update
Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
1/29/2007
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
12/5/2008
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve issues with Secure Digital (SD) on computers running Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
5/7/2007
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
8/11/2008
Update
Update
Install this update to resolve a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista.
FREE
Release Date:
2/5/2008
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