What did Microsoft learn from Windows Vista?

Posted on Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 2:23 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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Re: What did Microsoft learn from Windows Vista?
by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 3:02 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.