The astute know the Windows Vista Resource Kit is shipping and in the wild. When I arrived at my house Friday, my copy was sitting on the front door step. I’m surprised UPS didn’t charge extra for the weight. The resource kit book is huge. 1500+ pages huge.
The microsoft.com/mspress area strangely didn’t have a current view and description of the book, table of contents, cd contents, etc.
The picture at right is a screenshot of the ebook version of the resource kit. The ebook comes in .pdf format and is on the CD. Buy the book, get the ebook.
If you squint real hard, you can tell the resource kit is geared towards IT Pros. Part I is an Overview of Windows Vista. Part II is on Deployment. Part III is Desktop Management. Part IV is Desktop Maintenance. Part V is Networking and has extensive information on IPv6 which we can all use. Part VI is Troubleshooting but you’ll probably never need that with Windows Vista. Ha!
Troubleshooting is followed by the Appendices. Appendix A is a System Files reference. Appendix B is on User Rights. Appendix C is on Accessibility. I really need to review Appendix C because I seem to get questions on this subject at each show I do.
The CD contains deployment tools, scripts, the ebook and other stuff. I just got mine so I’ll be thumbing through it and reporting my likes/dislikes over time. I really like the fact I have an electronic version of this bible.