Post Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:28 pm

Vista Security Resources from MS

As we come closer to the launch of Vista, I thought these might come in handy. Of course, it may help to get your own copy of Vista RC1.

Pre-Release Review Program for the Windows Vista Security Guide
This guide will provide IT professionals with specific recommendations and tools about how to guard against real-world security threats, such as malware, and how to better protect sensitive data. It will be available as a free download on the Security Solutions & Compliance site on Microsoft.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5497281


How Microsoft IT Optimizes Client Security by Using Windows Vista
Join this webcast September 26, 2006, 9:30 AM Pacific Time
In an attempt to strengthen the security of data network and data storage, Microsoft IT deployed an early version of Windows that provided improved defenses against the threats of unauthorized access and communications.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5497283


TechNet Virtual Lab: Windows Vista Beta 2
Try the new features of Windows Vista Beta 2 through these guided, hands-on virtual labs. In these labs you'll learn to deploy operating system images using Windows Deployment Services, configure User Account Control for standard and administrative users via group policy, and more. There's no installation or setup required and virtual labs are free.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5497295


BitLocker Gains Simplified Interface
Based on customer feedback, the BitLocker drive encryption feature in Windows Vista RC1 features a simplified user interface (UI). The new UI makes it much easier for a Windows Vista Ultimate user to be able to set up BitLocker on TPM 1.2-enabled hardware and still maintain access for the administrator of an Enterprise edition to all of the features and functionality BitLocker supports through scripting and command-line tools.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5497268


Updated: Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides for IT Professionals
These step-by-step guides provide instructions for deploying or migrating to Windows Vista and describe how to perform such tasks as configuring security, monitoring performance, and managing printers.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5497265


Hope these help,
Don
CISSP, MCSE, CSTA, Security+ SME