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Windows Longhorn Server and Vista Service Pack 1

Interesting post about Microsoft backing off on their statements that they are releasing Windows Longhorn Server and Windows Vista SP1 at the same time. In November of last year, Bob Muglia, a senior vice president for server and tools at Microsoft, said that Windows Server Longhorn and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 would ship “simultaneously.” This would make lots of sense because it is one source code base for both products. But, when asked, Microsoft has backed away from this statement.

Windows Server is the nucleus of Microsoft’s enterprise strategy, around which all other products?even Windows client?revolve. Longhorn’s eventual release, which Microsoft claims will be later this year, will likely set off major software upgrades, including Office 2007 and Windows Vista.

The release date of either or both products is important to Microsoft and its customers. There is a huge opportunity for Microsoft if the Big Bang theory proves to be true. If there is a delay in the offing, Microsoft wouldn’t want to say. Businesses testing for Vista deployments might forestall the process.

Then there is the enormous impact on other products. Many IT organizations will choose to take one bitter pill, coordinated Exchange Server 2007, Longhorn Server, Office 2007 and Vista deployments around the same time, rather than many pills over time. Hence, the Big Bang, and all contingent on answering the question “When?” Source: Microsoft’s ‘Big Bang’ Is When?

Now they say it is too early to really give a release date for Vista’s service pack 1, etc, etc, I figure, if it is going to be later than that, they won’t tell until the last moment anyway, they don’t want those shops that are testing Windows Vista to stop what they are doing. I never really did agree with doing a bunch of critical apps all at once, they only upside is you aren’t constantly updating everyone’s computer with software rollouts of the new stuff, but it just seems crazy to do Exchange, the Domain servers, the clients at the same time, sounds like you are asking for trouble.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - April 27, 2007 at 3:38 am

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Todays Tech

More of the daily tech text links.

Microsoft confirms Vista OEM hack More on the hacks that allow users to bypass the product activation in Windows Vista.

Viridian and Virtual Server Timing Updates Windows Server virtualization will ship in the second half of 2007 not in the first half, like originally announced.

Three Of Four Say They Will Stop Shopping At Stores That Suffer Data Breaches Could be the beginning of user revolts against stuff, hopefully, it will transfer over to merchants who advertise in spyware.

Collections Redux for Scoble A PM for Live Maps responds to Scoble’s post from yesterday about how he liked Google Maps better than Live Maps.

Massive spam shot of ‘Storm Trojan’ reaches record proportions They are calling it the biggest spam blast of the year. “We’re seeing 50 to 60 times the normal volume of spam.”

Top 10 Free Computer System Recovery Tools A look at some of the free tools that can help you recover your systems from failure. I’m downloading most of these right now. Many will be used as part of our computer forensics toolset.

The Zune Review, Part 1: The Out of Box Experience A thorough review of the unboxing of his Zune, the hands on review is to come.

101 Hidden Tips & Secrets For Photoshop Just what it says.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - April 13, 2007 at 5:56 pm

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