Another one of my Vista improvements posts, just little things that I like that you usually don't see mentioned in any promotional stuff.

The network map. This is a feature designed for home users to draw out a map of their network to help un-confuse people when it comes to home networking.

Windows Vista Network Map

It doesn't show the position of Windows XP boxes on the map, nor the Xbox 360 disappointingly, maybe we can nag the Xbox team to add support. But with Windows Vista machine it shows how they're hooked up, shows their IP4 and 6 address and MAC addresses and even the addresses of the routers and things too. Very handy.

Update: Microsoft say support for positioning Windows XP and Xbox 360s on the network map is coming.