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    User Account Control and Application Compatibility Tools

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    Johnny AppCompat here, Product Manager for Windows Vista Application Compatibility. User Account Control in Windows Vista is a great improvement for IT Pros in implementing a true Standard User across their organization. However, with the implementation...
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    User Account Control Virtual Lab

    The TechNet team has a released a virtual lab that lets you get some experience with User Account Control even if you haven’t installed it on any of your machines. And if you have Windows Vista installed, the tutorials can help you learn about User Account...
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    UAC Developer Screencasts

    I’m Jeremy Mazner, Group Manager of the Windows Vista platform evangelism team (the same folks behind www.seewindowsvista.com ), we make sure early adopters of the Windows Vista platform have the information they need about UAC. While we most often work...
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    What's New in Beta 2? - User Experience

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    Hi, I am Jennifer Allen, a technical writer in the Windows Security Core team. I write technical documentation for UAC, including information for IT pros, developers, and end users. Why am I posting about UAC Beta 2 updates? Well, Windows Vista Beta 2...
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    Updated Account Creation Plan

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    Hello, this is David Cross again and I have an interesting project update to share with everyone. Currently, in the beta for Windows Vista, when you create an additional user account, the account is automatically added to the local administrators group...
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    TechEd 2006 and an Invitation to a UAC Chat

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    Many of the UAC team members attended TechEd 2006 this week in Boston . I really had a great time talking to customers about the UAC project, how the technology works, how the policy options affect its operation, and what direction Microsoft is taking...
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    TechEd 2005 Presentation: Tips and Tricks for Running Windows with Least-Privilege

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    Microsoft Senior Consultant Aaron Margosis presents tips and tricks for how to run with least-privilege today on Windows. In this webcast, presented from Tech Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida, Aaron shows you simple ways to get around the inconveniences that...
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    User Account Control

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    User Account Protection was the preliminary name for a core security component of Windows Vista. The component has now been officially named User Account Control (UAC). Our blog archives are located at http://blogs.msdn.com/uap . All future blogging will...
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    Windows Vista Readiness Labs at TechEd 06

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    Johnny AppCompat again. I wanted to tell you about a unique opportunity to get one-on-one time with our Windows Vista application compatibility experts during the Windows Vista Readiness Applications Compatibility Labs at TechEd 2006. Bring your own Applications...
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    New Name, Same Vision

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    Even though the name has been changing, from LUA to UAP, and now finally User Account Control (UAC), the underlying goal has not changed. Our goal is to help protect individuals and organizations by enabling Windows Vista users to run their computers...
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    Rob Mensching's discussion on MSI in Windows Vista

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    Hi, I'm Jenn, the tech writer for UAC. We'll sometimes post links in the blog to useful/interesting articles about UAC. Rob Mensching, a software engineer at Microsoft, recently posted a helpful discussion about the Microsoft Installer (MSI) in Windows...
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    User Account Control Coming to a City (sort of) Near You

    This month Microsoft held our weeklong TechReady conference in downtown Seattle where we bring in our technical sales people and consultants from around the world to get briefings on the newest products from the teams that build them. We demo’d User Account...
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    Vote for TechEd 2006 Sessions

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    Microsoft Security MVP Robert Hurlbut has proposed a Birds of Feather session at TechEd 2006 called 'Developing as a Non-Administrator with Windows XP and Windows Vista'. These sessions are chosen by a customer voting process and voting ends at 5:00 pm...
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