I‘m Joseph Fieber, the founder of ITsVISTA. I’ve worked in the IT field for over 20 years, and in that time I’ve learned the importance of finding ways to get the job done better and faster. I currently work for a university where I oversee approximately 600 Microsoft Windows based computers (both desktops and laptops) used by students, faculty and staff.

ITsVISTA is a play on words. It could be read as “it’s Vista!”, as in “What’s this site about?”. It could also be read as “I.T.’s Vista”, as in “Vista for Information Technology Professionals”. If you want to get abstract, you could even consider that Vista can mean ‘perspective’, so “ITsVISTA” could mean “Information Technologies Perspective”. Perspective on what? VISTA! All of these definitions work.

For every new technology or product that comes out their is a learning process in how to best install, configure, customize and utilize it. An operating system is a prime example of this, and with Windows Vista now available, it’s time to roll up the sleeves and find out what makes it tick. The transition from Windows XP to Windows Vista is as significant as the transition from Windows NT 3.x to Windows NT 4.x (and certainly more than the transition from Windows NT 4.x to Windows XP). The interface is noticeably different of course, but under the hood, everything from unattended installations to security settings work differently as well, so plenty of reeducation is in order.

This site is meant to share every aspect of Windows Vista, so it will be useful to anyone that uses it, but it focuses on aspects of Vista that especially apply to IT professionals. What’s so special about IT professionals? Well, being one, I understand the special processes we must go through in our daily tasks. Installing one copy of something is much different than installing 600 copies of something, and different strategies must be employed. In a nutshell, ITsVISTA is a gathering place for information that can make life easier when it comes to installing, managing, and using Windows Vista. You’ll see the site expand over the coming weeks, months, and years to include resources of all types, including forums, where Vista users and managers can directly share their ideas. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas you’d like to share, send them to jpfieber@gmail.com.

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