At TechEd last week was the release of the Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs. The Toolkit is the newest in a suite of Windows Vista Solution Accelerators, and provides tested guidance and powerful tools to help you protect your most vulnerable information - the data residing on your laptops. The toolkit shows you how to use two key encryption technologies: BitLockerTM Drive Encryption, which is included with specific versions of Windows VistaTM, and the Encrypting File System, which is included with Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional and Windows Vista.
My favorite part of this year's TechEd was talking to the IT pros that are using Windows Vista. Last year at TechEd 2006, Windows Vista Beta 2 was just released and for many of the people that I talked to at our booth, this was the first time they've seen Windows Vista running with their own eyes. Contrast it to this year where I'm talking with IT pros that have already deployed Windows Vista to hundreds of users, in addition to running it on their own PC.
If you missed TechEd this year, don't despair. You can see some of the highlights at http://www.virtualteched.com/Pages/default.aspx. You can also attend one of the 10+ worldwide TechEd events happening in the next year in, see http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2007/worldwide.mspx. Or mark your calendar for TechEd 2008, which will be back in Orlando June 9-13, 2008.
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