Microsoft really is getting it when it comes to OS deployment and emphasis on the client side of things. Most of my daily activity deals with this kind of thing, and it’s nice to have a starting place. This is pretty old now, but in case you haven’t seen it:
Springboard – The Resource for IT Professionals
The Windows Client TechCenter is now home to the Springboard Series, providing desktop IT professionals with the right resources, at the right technical level, at the right point in your technology adoption and management processes. What do you want to do next with Windows?