Vista RTM Pushed Back by Allchin--Push it way back and fix it!


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Chad Harris

It's lookin like the part Turkey part Vista is appropriately gearing up for
a Thanksgiving week launch in the Big Apple ( I guess Seattle is the little
Apple):

Mary Jo Foley's ZDNet Blog:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=53

http://www.crn.com/sections/breakin...d=V1XOFDC5AGVQMQSNDLSCKHA?articleId=193303500

Quote from CRN:

"The long-touted Microsoft Vista/Office 2007 tandem launch is on for the
last week in November in New York, sources said. This event will focus on
business usage and scenarios.
The new client Windows operating system and Office client and server
applications have been promised for volume business customers by year's end
and for consumers by early 2007. "


Quote from Allchin:
Vista is not on track to be released to manufacturing on October 25,
according to Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services
division.

"We won't RTM (release to manufacturing) in a week," Allchin told me on
October 18. "We are in pretty good shape. And there are still months before
(the January 2007) launch."

Allchin said Microsoft is looking at Vista across five categories right now
to determine whether it's RTM-ready.

The five: Reliability, security, performance, driver coverage and
application compatibility. While some of these categories — such as driver
coverage and app compatibility — may not be as robust as many would expect
in order for Vista to RTM, Microsoft looks at things a bit differently,
Allchin said.

"We have to be done with Vista before the ecosystem can finish the rest,"
Allchin said.

An April Fools Day Launch April 1, 2007 would be a lot better for customers.

CH
 
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Homer J. Simpson

"We won't RTM (release to manufacturing) in a week," Allchin told me on
October 18.

I see this quote, yet I see nothing that this implies that it was "pushed
back". Show me the project plan that says the intent until now was to RTM
on the 25th.
 
C

Chad Harris

In your dreams; and a lot of people, MVPs and Vista book authors have
disagreed. Kevin where can I buy your Vista book?

CH
 
K

Kevin John Panzke

Then why are they Closing Everyone's Bug's as By Design, Won't Fix, and Not
Repro, Just FYI. (The Answer: The Product Code is Locked, and Microsoft
is Currently Scheduled to Deliver RTM On Time which = October 25th, 2006,
Microsoft Time Zone, Just FYI)
 
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Kevin John Panzke

Indeed, the Windows Vista Product Code is Locked (which is why Microsoft is
Closing Everyone's Bug Reports as either Not Repro, Won't Fix and/or By
Design).

Windows Vista will indeed RTM on October 25th, 2006, Microsoft Time Zone.
 
H

Homer J. Simpson

Indeed, the Windows Vista Product Code is Locked (which is why Microsoft
is Closing Everyone's Bug Reports as either Not Repro, Won't Fix and/or By
Design).

So is that inside scoop provided straight to you through your MSDN OS level
subscription?
Windows Vista will indeed RTM on October 25th, 2006, Microsoft Time Zone.

Wow, I wasn't aware MS now had its own timezone.

Oh, I get it. In the "Microsoft Time Zone", only *they* get to define what
"October 25th 2006" really means.
 
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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

Kevin;
Please post the source for this information.
PT, ZDnet are not reliable sources on this since they and others often just
want to be first and hope their rumour is correct.
A real source would be from Microsoft.
Or are you just guessing as so many others?
 
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