Microsoft Watch claims the first service pack for Windows Vista may be delayed to next year.
Early indications are that Vista SP1 will be released some time in 2008, based on information I've obtained from my sources. However, Microsoft could dedicate more resources to SP1 development in order to make the Vista search changes sooner because of a court oversight. That said, Vista search changes could just as easily slow down the SP1 development.
The search changes would allow users to select a default search provider and offer new links to the default provider.
Certainly, Microsoft and its customers would benefit from the search changes coming before there are massive Vista deployments. But the changes would be a reason for some businesses to further delay Vista deployments.
Julie Giera, a Forrester Research vice president, said that she believes many businesses would further delay deployments because of the search changes..