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Aged Windows get new Vista

After more than three years in the making, Windows Vista has been unveiled to corporate users by Steve Vamos, Microsoft ANZ vice president. We look at what was announced at the Sydney launch on Thursday and why some CIOs are shying away from the new operating system.

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Is XP sufficient for the next couple of years, or do we want to get onto a new platform?


DET begins slow crawl to a new Vista -- Tim Anderson, Information Services Director, NSW Education and Training Department

My instincts, if they're wrong, it's usually not about what's right.


Bill Gates on Vista, Linux
Gates is pretty confident that when he spots an emerging technology, it will emerge. Exactly when that happens, though, is sometimes a question mark.

Currently, promises from Microsoft relating to security are roughly on a par with promises from children about not looking for their Christmas presents.


Is Vista security a selling point?
A raft of security features in Microsoft Vista will help many consumers become "secure enough", but for businesses they aren't going to be the improvements which drive sales -- and nor do they deserve to be, according to some experts.

After more than three years in the making, Windows Vista has been unveiled to corporate users by Steve Vamos, Microsoft ANZ vice president.

We look at what was announced at the Sydney launch -- in conjunction with the introduction of Exchange Server 2007 and Office 2007 -- and why some CIOs are shying away from the new operating system.

Microsoft stands by Patch Tuesday for Vista
The software giant is set to continue releasing security patches and other updates on the first Tuesday of every month despite admitting that malicious software authors have started exploiting the predictability of its updates.

Lion Nathan to adopt Exchange 2007
One of Australia's largest brewers, Lion Nathan, has committed to an enterprise-wide rollout of Microsoft's brand new Exchange 2007 collaboration suite.

Least buggy Windows, Office ever: Microsoft
The global launch of Windows Vista kicked off in Sydney on Thursday with Microsoft executives promising the massive beta testing program has ensured its new products will contain fewer bugs than before.

Sydney welcomes new Vista
After more than three years in the making, Windows Vista will be unveiled to corporate users on Thursday by vice president, Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, Steve Vamos.

Vista: Costs limit Education Dept deployment
After more than eight months of beta testing Microsoft Windows Vista, licensing and implementation costs have stymied mass adoption at the NSW Department of Education and Training. Also: video sneak peek.

Vista doesn't figure in desktop refresh
Queensland's Department of Natural Resources and Water (DNRW) is about to refresh 750 computers, but Windows Vista does not figure in its plans.

Sydney unis hold fire on Vista
Two of Sydney's largest universities have signalled they will hold back on wide-scale adoption of Microsoft's Windows Vista until the next-generation operating system matures.

Vista in slow lane for Aussie CIOs
A majority of chief information officers and administrators of Australian companies polled by ZDNet Australia are in no rush to roll out Microsoft Vista because the operating system requires too much processing power and doesn't provide a compelling business case to upgrade.