Windows Vista is the first version of Windows developed at a time when networking, via home networks, corporate networks, and the Internet, has become truly ubiquitous. Because of that, it was designed from the ground up with networking in mind. In addition, Windows Vista has many built-in features designed for mobile computing, which is particularly important because laptop computers have become as common as desktops.
This chapter covers all aspects of networking and mobility, from basic networking terminology and setup to configuring and managing wired and wireless networks, sharing files and resources, using Windows Vista's built-in networking applications such as Windows Meeting Space, using mobile features, and finally, using Windows Vista's many useful command-line networking tools.
Here is an alphabetical reference of entries in this chapter: