Windows Vista News for November 19, 2007

Vista SP1 a Performance Dud With the initial performance characteristics of Windows Vista leaving much to be desired (see our previous post on the subject), many IT organizations have put off deploying the new OS until the first service pack (SP1) is released by Microsoft early next year. The thinking goes that SP1 will address all of these early performance issues and somehow bring Windows Vista on par with – or at least closer to – Windows XP in terms of runtime performance. more

Windows Vista: The ‘Eh’ Starts Now Good thing Microsoft’s bottom line is largely unaffected by the poor reception given its new Windows Vista operating system. Because according to two new surveys, Vista uptake isn’t likely to improve much in 2008. more

Microsoft bottom line unaffected by Vista For most companies, launching a significant new product to a widespread lack of interest – and, in some cases, hostility – would count as a business disaster of considerable magnitude.

But most companies are not Microsoft and most products are not Windows Vista. more

Businesses continue to avoid Vista Businesses are continuing to avoid Vista, the latest research from Forrester Research reveals.

The researcher says that continued loyalty to Windows XP remains a bigger hindrance to Windows Vista sales than Mac OS X and Linux. more

Microsoft struggling to convince about Vista The majority of IT professionals worry that migrating to Windows Vista will make their networks less stable and more complex, according to a new survey.

Ninety percent of 961 IT professionals surveyed said they have concerns about migrating to Vista and more than half said they have no plans to deploy Vista. more

A poor SP1 comparison As I read up on the latest TechMeme news this morning I saw a headline that didn’t seem quite right, “Vista SP1 a Performance Dud” it said. Intrigued, I clicked on the link and discovered an entire blog devoted to rather poor performance testing and entirely unhelpful rants. more

Note to Microsoft: 90% of IT executives have concerns with Vista King Research has issued the results of a survey of IT executives that finds that 90% of IT workers have concerns with Vista, which piles on similar results from a Forrester study which found that more than 50% of IT executives have concerns with rolling out Vista (and that only 32% will do so in 2008). more