Take part in the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Beta Program

The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment is an assessment and inventory tool designed to help customers and partners quickly assess their PCs’ readiness for Windows Vista upgrades network-wide with a single networked PC. It is designed to remotely connect to PCs on a network, assess their hardware and device compatibility with Windows Vista, and automatically create a comprehensive report with assessment results and upgrade recommendations for each PC. The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment does not require the installation of any software agents on PCs to perform the assessment.

The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment will provide the following information in two output documents in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel:

Deployment Blockers: Devices and BIOS versions that are not compatible with Windows Vista.

Windows Vista Experience: Windows Vista experience based on currently available system resources.

Upgrade Recommendations: Specific recommendations for upgrading PC hardware to improve the Windows Vista experience.

We invite you to join our Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Beta Program where you can review and test the beta releases and provide detailed feedback to our development team. More information on this process will be made available to you after you sign up for the beta release.

To participate in the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Beta Program:

You will need to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID.

If you have not previously registered with Microsoft Connect, you are required to register.

Join the beta program today at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=75215

View an on-demand TechNet webcast on this topic at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=80447&clcid=0x409

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