TechNet Radio - Assess Your Hardware and Device Readiness for Windows Vista using Windows Vista Hard

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The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment is an assessment and inventory tool designed to help customers and partners quickly assess their PCs’ readiness for Windows Vista upgrades network-wide with a single networked PC.  Chris Avis sits down and talks with Baldwin Ng, the Product Manager for the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Core Engineering Team, about WVHA and how it is designed to remotely connect to PCs on a network, assess their hardware and device compatibility with Windows Vista, and automatically create comprehensive reports with assessment results and upgrade recommendations for each PC.  They also discuss how the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment does not require the installation of any software agents on PCs to perform the assessment.

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Aurora Queen – Your Show Host and TechNet Radio Producer

Chris Avis – IT Pro Evangelist

Baldwin Ng Baldwin Ng is the Product Manager for the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Core Engineering Team. He works with customers, partners and Microsoft product teams including Windows Vista, Windows Servers, and others to build world-class solution accelerators to empower today’s IT professionals. His current projects include Windows Vista Readiness Assessment, Microsoft Assessment and Deployment Solution and Model-Based Deployment. Baldwin has more than 14 years of product management and development experience in the internet services, digital e-commerce and mobile device industries. He frequently speaks at technology events including TechEd, TechReady, Worldwide Partner Conference, SMB Nation and others. Baldwin received an MBA from the University of Washington and graduated from the University of Rochester with MS and BS degrees in Engineering.

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