Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Forrester's Split Personality

A week or two ago, Forrester Research raised a stink with a report saying that enterprise uptake of Vista was more anemic than a German POW. Microsoft spat back that other Forrester analysts have a more upbeat view of Vista. Funny thing was, a Microsoft exec blogged about the company's misgivings and got hammered in comments from real Vista users.

Now Forrester has a new report from a different analyst with a different perspective. Analyst Benjamin Gray blames the economy for poor Vista adoption, an argument I don't understand. As I mention in my next item, it costs more money to buy a new machine and downgrade to XP than it does to just keep Vista.

Gray expects more corporations to make the Vista move due to better security, and suggests that IT "migrate to Vista sooner rather than later."

Is Vista ready now? Is Gray on to something, or just on something? Thoughts welcome at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on August 27, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Releases Dev Box Preview

    Microsoft Dev Box, which lets developers create provisioned workspaces for specific projects, has now hit the preview stage, according to an announcement made this week.

  • The 2022 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    Microsoft has a lot in the docket for 2022, including new products like SQL Server 2022, Exchange Subscription Edition and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac.

  • .NET 6 Support Comes to Linux

    Canonical and Microsoft announced on Tuesday that devs using Ubuntu 22.04 ("Jammy") operating system can now install .NET 6,

  • Microsoft Releases Entra Verified ID Service

    Microsoft announced on Monday the "general availability" of Microsoft Entra Verified ID, a new service that promises a more deliberate way for individuals and organizations to share identity information.