Today we are proud to announce the RTM of Windows Vista! Releasing Windows Vista and User Account Control has been an incredible adventure, and we would like to thank all of our beta testers (and critics) who have given us invaluable feedback that drove many of the changes made since the early beta versions.
- For IT professionals: Test Windows Vista as a standard user in your environment. The key UAC IT resource is Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista. We’ve also created the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007 to help you plan and manage your deployment.
- For developers: Test your application as a standard user on Windows Vista. The key UAC developer resource is Windows Vista Application Development Requirements for User Account Control Compatibility. Also, download Microsoft Standard User Analyzer. And get your applications certified for Windows Vista.
Today we are also announcing the closure of the UAC blog. We will still continue to blog about UAC—hopefully more than ever now that we should have more time—but going forward, we will post UAC info on the general Windows Vista Security blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsvistasecurity, so please update your bookmarks and RSS feeds.
Back in January, we said we would give away free SWAG if we went for one month without posting a new message. Well, we are RTM, but we still wanted to give out some SWAG to our faithful readers, so here it is. The first 100 readers who send mail to uacswag at microsoft dot com with your physical mailing address will get one of these Windows Vista “I’m a Standard User” stickers. We hope it will help you spread the work of this important step everyone should take to improve the security of their PCs.
Thanks again for all of your feedback and ideas.
--The User Account Control Team