I’ve been carrying this book (see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Vista-XP-Professionals-Updating/dp/9072389018 to buy this book!) . It’s written by Dutch MCT superstar Raymond Comvalius. In summary, this is a great book – simple and to the point. Unlike some books, there’s very few screen shots – just lots of good straightforward text!
The book contains 8 chapters:
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 2 – What’s new in Vista and is not discused in the book – a nice touch!
- Chapter 3 – Deploying Vista – a good look at the deployment tools which are all new in Vista.
- Chapter 4 – Managing Vista- includes details on group policies and a look at WInRM.
- Chapter 5 – Securing Vista – explains the key new security features of VIsta including UAC, file/registry virtualization and BitLocker.
- Chapter 6 – Networking – Vista includes a bunch of new networking features, in effect a new TCP/IP stack, which are described in this chapter.
- Chapter 7 – Mobility – a look at the mobile features of Vista.
- Chapter 8 – Migration to Vista – this final chapter examines how to plan your Vista migration.
This is an excellent summary of what an IT Pro needs to know moving forward to Vista. I hope Raymond writes an update for Windows 7!