Microsoft releases more Ultimate Extras - Search parties are out looking for the "Wow!"

Yesterday I got word that Microsoft was releasing some more Ultimate Extras for Windows Ultimate users. Even without opening the email I just knew that these new extras would fall into one of two categories: Disappointing or mega-disappointing.I wasn't wrong. They fall squarely into the latter category.

Yesterday I got word that Microsoft was releasing some more Ultimate Extras for Windows Ultimate users. Even without opening the email I just knew that these new extras would fall into one of two categories:

  • Disappointing
  • Mega-disappointing

I wasn't wrong. They fall squarely into the latter category.

Here's what's new on offer:

  • A new Windows Vista Sound Schemes
  • A third Windows DreamScene Content Pack
  • Updated language packs

For those of you keeping count, here's the complete Windows Ultimate Extras lineup:

  • Windows DreamScene
  • Language Packs
  • BitLocker and EFS Enhancements
  • Hold 'Em Poker Game
  • Windows Sound Schemes

Mega-disappointing.

If you want to familiarize yourself as to how Microsoft was promoting Ultimate Extras both pre and post SP1, take a look at this post Vista SP1 "tries to hide the Ultimate Extras shame" which will refresh your memory.

Chris Flores writing on the Windows Vista Team Blog tells us to keep watching skies:

And be sure you keep your eyes on UltimatePC.com for more Ultimate Extra news in future as well as hot Ultimate Exclusives for Windows Vista Ultimate users.

So by the end of the year I can expect a few more sound schemes and some more cycle-sucking desktop videos (I knew there was a reason I bought a quad-core CPU).

Thoughts?