Although Microsoft Corp. may not have the first service pack for Windows Vista ready at the end of this year as some expected, financial analysts say that a delay should not have a negative effect on enterprise adoption of the OS.
It's been years in the making, but Microsoft's next server platform is finally in the stretch run and while it doesn't appear revolutionary, it's looking like the final release will deliver a grab bag of goodies to users looking to ease management, network and security issues
Exchange 2007 can't run on Microsoft's most current virtualization software. Exchange management tools won't run on the just released Vista desktop operating system and the 64-bit messaging server is not compatible with Microsoft's forthcoming 64-bit server operating system called Longhorn.
Microsoft Corp. fleshed out its roadmap for transitioning customers to 64-bit computing and unveiled updates to several of its management and server products at its IT Forum 2005 conference in Barcelona this month.
Despite the end of mainstream support for Windows 2000, the Microsoft Corp. operating system continues to have a strong following among corporations. So says AssetMetrix Inc., an Ottawa-based IT trend-tracking firm. Last month the company released a report describing Windows 2000