Get ready for a quick blast through this significant change to Windows! This guide will give you a quick look at many of the most significant new features in Vista, Microsoft's first revision of Windows in nearly six years.
Starting with the changes to the interface, introducing Aero, and showing you some visuals, we then move on to the completely revamped search options. The new task scheduler and printing gadgets, are next with some cool new changes. Probably the most significant changes, however, come in the area of security and this guide takes a look at them from user priveleges, to User Account Control, to BitLocker.
Brian Culp, MCSE, MCT, is a recognized Microsoft expert who has been teaching and writing about Windows for many years. He is author or coauthor of seven books, including Windows XP Power Tools (Sybex, 2002), Outlook 2003 Bible (Wiley, 2004), Spring Into Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Prentice Hall, 2005), and four MCSE study guides (McGraw Hill). He has also authored several tutorials for the Virtual Training Company. Culp lives in Overland Park, Kansas, and tours the U.S. giving presentations for Microsoft on Windows XP, Vista, Small Business Server, and Office 2007. He is currently writing Windows Vista Administration: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly.