What did Microsoft learn from Windows Vista?

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 31 2006 @ 02:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ZD Net takes a look at what Microsoft learned from Vista:
After Bill Gates, the man whose name is most closely associated with Windows is Jim Allchin. Allchin, the co-president of Microsoft’s platforms and services business, is in his final months at Microsoft. As previously announced, the 16-year Microsoft veteran plans to leave the company in January, following the retail launch of Windows Vista.

I had a chance to chat with Allchin at length on October 18 about everything from why Microsoft decided to christen XP SP2 a service pack (rather than a new Windows release), to how he’d like to be remembered when he leaves the company..
Read on over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: What did Microsoft learn from Windows Vista?
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Oct 31 2006 @ 03:02 CET
How to charge us 2x the money, deliver 1/4 as many improvements as originally promised, take 2x as long to build the OS, and deliver a EULA that removes all the remaining rights of the end user.

They learned a lot. Makes thievery look pretty mundane if you ask me.