Thursday, May 21, 2009

Windows Vista for XP Professionals

I’ve been carrying this book (see 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!

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