Thousands of people from around the world have been hard at work to ensure that Windows Vista is the most secure versions of Windows ever released. From new engineering best practices as part of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to new data protection features like BitLocker™ drive encryption, Windows Vista will help make large enterprises, small businesses, and home users more secure.

The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of what makes Windows Vista more secure, keep you updated on the latest developments, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at the development process from the people building the product.

We plan to update the blog at least several times a month so add it to your favorites and subscribe to the feeds.  In the meantime, here are links to some of the key Windows Vista security resources we’ve published already:

·         Widows Vista Security Home page on TechNet

·         White Paper: Microsoft Windows Vista Security Advancements (.doc file, 222 kb)

·         Video: Windows Vista Security Enhancements (.wmv file, 27 min. 58 sec.)

·         Windows Vista Security Home Page on MSDN

·         The other Product Team Blogs that are listed on the right of the page.  Here are a few key postings that would have been on this blog if it had existed at the time:

o        Address Space Layout Randomization in Windows Vista

o        Windows Firewall: the best new security feature in Vista?

o        [BitLocker] Back-door nonsense

o        Reducing Elevation Prompts in User Account Control

Thank you for reading and we look forward to your comments—we will do our best to address them all.

Ben Fathi
Corporate Vice President
Security Technology Unit


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