Yes I have fallen off the blogosphere so I thought it was time for the where's Jeff post. Well for the last couple of weeks I've been buried in Windows Vista exploring all its goodness and preparing for my upcoming session at Innovation 2006. I've been running Windows Vista Beta 2 now pretty much since it was released in production with Office 2007 Beta 2! Is this and adventurous road to go down? Maybe..but thats what evangelism is all about! Living on the bleading edge! So your probably wondering what type of hardware I'm running this on. Well I've played around with a few and if you want to see a great post on some hardware that we have all been testing then head over to Chuck's blog. He does a great post on the hardware we've been testing.
We've been using 3 or 4 different Laptops but I have settled on the Toshiba Tecra A7. I've configured a Samsung X60, Toshiba M400 and tried it on one of my home machines. I decided to settle on the A7 because it just had everything I needed. I've got it configured with 2GB of memory and I'm running Windows Vista Beta 2 and Office 2007 Beta 2 and for the most part things are working fine. Aero works great thanks to the 128MB ATI video card and it worked out of the box which made things much easier.
So what do I think of Vista? Well to be honest we still have a way to go but I can use this in my day to day work which means its pretty solid. The things I like about Vista are as follows:
That's about all for now. I will be posting more in the coming weeks and months but for now I will leave you with some useful links.
Main Windows Vista SiteWindows Vista Team BlogResources for IT ProfessionalsResources for DevelopersBitlocker Team SiteWin-Vista.NetSee Windows Vista SiteRSS Feeds for VistaNetwork Access Protection BlogPerformance and Reliability Blog