At FOSE, the annual government IT conference at the DC Convention Center, Windows Vista was awarded GCN Best of FOSE Awards in the software category. I've been at the event Tuesday and Wednesday and it has been great to meet all the people genuinely interested in Windows Vista as well as our new Office 2007 product offering. The demand and attendence at our Windows Vista end-user training session is very exciting.

Windows Vista delivers great value to federal government organizations by addressing critical IT needs:

  • making desktops easier to deploy, manage and support by helping to optimize IT infrastructure;
  • helping keep IT environments and data secure;
  • enabling a better connected and more productive workforce.

I would also urge you to take a closer look at Microsoft's Infrastructure Optimization Model (IOM) to better understand what methodologies, tools and best practices should be involved in managing your desktop infrastructure.

Again, thank you to GCN for the recognition.

Cheers,

Patrick Svenburg - on behalf of the Federal Windows Client Team