If Microsoft's own countdown clock doesn't get reset, the company will release to manufacturing the Windows Vista operating system next week, on October 25.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
There’s been plenty written (with plenty more to come) about the features that are set to be included in Windows Vista. But what about features that won’t be in the next version of Windows?
What makes Google tick? Is it different from what gets the Softies going? Is Google just like Microsoft was, when the Redmond software company was comprised of 8,000 people (the current size of Google) vs. nearly 71,000 (the size of present-day Microsoft)?
Microsoft is beating the bushes for Windows Vista application partners of all ilks -- even open-source ones.
Microsoft reconfirmed on October 13 that it won't delay Windows Vista's launch in the European Union or South Korea. But Microsoft will be making further modifications to the product to appease EU regulators, Microsoft officials confirmed Friday.
Windows Vista is not fully baked, but that doesn't mean senior management isn't already thinking about "Vista+1" as they like to call the next Windows client release (the one I believe is -- or at least was -- code-named "Fiji."
Microsoft rolled out on October 12 a partial list of third-party peripherals and software that will be certified to interoperate with Windows Vista in time for the holiday season.
Microsoft has made available for download Beta 1 of Virtual PC 2007, the version of its desktop virtualization software that -- at least in theory -- will give Windows Vista users one way to run many of their existing apps without problem on Microsoft's next-gen Windows.
If you didn't already download the Windows Vista Release Candidate (RC) 2 bits, you missed your window of opportunity.
on October 11, Microsoft broke its silence about its forthcoming "Centro" mid-market server by sending out a solicitation for Technology Adoption Program (TAP) partners willing to test Beta 1 of the product.