Vista Ultimate users want their value-add

Summary:There's new discontent in Vista power-user land. Those who purchased the high-end Vista Ultimate SKU want to know when they're going to get more of the promised value-added features that were supposedly part of the Ultimate package.

Those pesky Windows Vista users are a demanding lot.

They are clamoring for information on Vista Service Pack (SP) 1. At the same time, they have the audacity to want to know what's up with "Fiji," the Media Center update to Vista. And now? Those who purchased the high-end Vista Ultimate SKU want to know when they're going to get more of the promised value-added features that were supposedly part of the Ultimate package.

Windows Connected's Josh Phillips is asking, "Ultimate Extras, where are you?". (Ultimate Extras are the set of downloadable add-ons for Vista that Microsoft first outlined in detail at the Consumer Electronics show in January.) istartedsomething.com's Long Zheng chimed in, noting that he has been heard talk that the team developing the Extras has been disbanded.

Has Microsoft decided to lump Ultimate Extras in with other "Windows futures" -- a topic about which officials are no longer allowed to comment until the code is completely locked and loaded? Or maybe the Ultimate Extras team has been reassigned to work on XP Service Pack 3 or something more pressing?

Topics: Windows, Microsoft

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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