Unleashing Power Management Features in Windows Vista

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Unleashing Power Management Features in Windows Vista

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Last week, Microsoft made two major announcements with respect to PC power management: endorsing a free power management application for consumers and launching a free ENERGY STAR solution for licensed System Center Configuration Manager 2007 users.

These announcements generated a lot of interest in PC power management and led some of our blog readers to ask: "These new tools are great, but what power management features does Windows Vista offer out-of-the-box?"

There are a number of resources available on the Microsoft Environment site that help answer this question, including:

TechNet also features a number of Windows Vista related power management articles in its Sustainable Computing section –which also are featured in the Technical Guidance section of the Microsoft Environment site:

Finally, Windows Hardware Developer Central features a white paper on energy conservation in Windows Vista. This paper outlines the potential energy savings available when deploying Windows Vista and the significant changes from Windows XP. These savings are presented in terms of both financial and environmental impact.

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