23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
As an IT professional, I was after a book that cut through the basics and told me what I needed to know about Vista; rather than having to review pages and pages of extraneous content on Microsoft's web pages. This book delivers on its promise, exposing all the underlying technologies that comprise this release of Windows. The sections on Security and Installation were particularly useful to me, but I also enjoyed learning about the new media capabilities of Media Center, Photo Galley and DVD Maker. All in all, this is a great read, easily digestible and a great start for anyone, professional or otherwise, who needs to use Vista.