Treehugger magazine has a very clear statement on Microsoft Windows XP and its "high-performance" yet "energy-consuming" default settings this week. They boldly state Microsoft Windows XP wasted $25 billion of Energy with the help of Foreign Policy.
The Group Policy Settings Reference for Microsoft Windows Vista is available here (as the SBS diva pointed out). Now we can finally look at the Group Policies that will be available for administrators instead of guessing on the information that was available for Beta 2 and RC 1.
Microsoft Windows Vista has been designed from the ground up to be easy to deploy. The guys introduced a couple of new technologies to help you accomplish an organization wide deployment. Along with the technologies that we already had to our disposal, these are bundled in the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment. (BDD for short)
Microsoft made version 1.0 of the Microsoft Windows Vista Security Guide available on the same day the product went Release to Manufacturing. The guide provides instructions and recommendations to help strengthen the security of desktop and laptop computers running Microsoft Windows Vista in an Active Directory domain.
As some of you might already have read Microsoft will stop delivering updates to SUS servers on wednesday December 6, 2006 This effectively gives it's administrators exactly six days to get their act together for patch tuesday on December 12, 2006.
In Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Microsoft introduced a feature called Deploying Printers with Group Policy from within the new and improved Print Management Console. I like the new feature, but I’m not using it, because it’s not a 100% solution to the printing problems many organizations face today.