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Microsoft plays games with Vista ship date; Getting IT’s view of Vista

Mar 28, 20061 min
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* Business version of Vista to ship in 2006, but new hardware won’t be available until January * Revisit the Clear Choice test of Build 5112 of the client version of the Vista code

Microsoft plays games with Vista ship date

By John Fontana

Microsoft last week delayed release of the consumer version of Vista, but said the two business versions would ship in November (latest Vista news and notes). However, observers say the move appears to be a marketing ploy to fulfill promises of a 2006 ship date rather than a response to demand from corporate customers.

To read more about the Vista delay, please click here.


Getting IT’s view of Vista

Preliminary testing of the first public beta release of Microsoft’s next version of Windows, Vista, shows that a reorganized system for managing files and folders and new security features aimed at thwarting malware will force enterprise administrators to think about how these features can be best deployed across their networks.

For the entire test, please click here.

Fontana is a Senior Editor covering infrastructure at Network World. He can be reached at Henderson is principal researcher for ExtremeLabs in Indianapolis. He can be reached at