I thought it would be useful to share a few answers to some common (but thankfully straightforward) questions:

Q: Where do I start?

A: Your first port of call is http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista

 

Q: What features are in what version?

A: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions/default.mspx

 

Q: Will my machine run Vista?

A: You can check using this tool http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx

 

Q: Where can I find the minimum hardware requirements for Vista?

A: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx

 

Q: What is the build number of Vista beta 2?

A: 5384.4