What's Really Behind the Windows Vista Delay?

To say that Microsoft's bombshell decision to delay the launch of Windows Vista until 2007 was due to quality concerns is an oversimplification. Microsoft actually is pushing the Vista launch back to January 2007 to appease the marketing gurus as much as the quality grunts.

Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's Platforms & Services Division, announced on March 21 during a conference call that Microsoft is now planning to roll out Windows Vista in two stages. Those with volume licensing agreements will be able to obtain the Vista code necessary to upgrade from older Windows versions to Windows Vista in November 2006. But everyone else will have to wait until January 2007 to get their hands on the final Vista bits. What's Really Behind the Windows Vista Delay?

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 22nd March 2006 2:13AM