Vista brings to the enterprise much more than just enhanced security. Amongst many features I personally look forward too, are -- much better monitoring, new diagnostic tools and far fewer reboots. Here are some others…
Vista will also introduce a new event log that has been totally revamped and which will give IT professionals well-organized views that can be aggregated together.
You will be able to mark an event and run a task as soon as that event fires (finally, WMI for the masses!)
Windows SuperFetch will enhance the virtual memory system and optimize the system based on its user history.
Vista will allow memory to be automatically added to the system when a device like a USB flash memory extension is inserted. And, the data will not be lost if the stick is removed!
The 64-bit version of Windows Vista will only accept signed drivers, which will greatly improve stability and security.