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Microsoft's track record is clear; it consistently misses target dates for major operating system releases. We don't expect broad availability of Windows Vista until at least 2Q07, which is nine to 12 months after Beta 2.
Table of Contents
Why We Think Windows Vista Will Be Later Than Microsoft Says
- Application Compatibility
- Not Enough Time for Beta 2 or Release Candidates
- Miss the Holidays, but Salvage the Fiscal 4Q07
Microsoft's Development Team Has Faith in Schedule
Advice for Organizations
- Why We Think Windows Vista Will Be Later Than Microsoft Says