I’ve been using Vista since Beta 2, and I’m a little embarressed that I only found this AWESOME new feature today. The Reliability Monitor keeps track of how reliable your machine has been over time, and notes when any software was changed or installed, and if the installation was successful or not. The day you build your PC, you get a reliability rating of 10, and this comes down with each app or Windows crash you experience, and goes up for each “incident free day”. Very cool! (I think I found it before, but didn’t realise exactly what it did, since it was the day I built my machine, therefore, no data!)
I’m really excited for LongHorn server, because this is an awesome tool to show server reliability or uptime to management types who like to see pretty pictures representing system stability.