During the last few weeks leading up to the release of Windows Vista SP1, said to be the hurdle many SMBs and enterprises wanted Microsoft to pass before they would consider rolling out the OS, calls have been made for Microsoft to absorb what it's been told by users of Vista and bag it. Just bag the whole thing.
IT Business Edge blogger Rob Enderle wrote that, if nothing else, the litigation the company is embroiled in now over the "Vista Capable" marketing campaign should provide the necessary enlightenment. Hand-to-hand combat with your own paying customers won't benefit the bottom line today or tomorrow.
Bloggers at both CIO.com and InfoWorld have said the same thing, with varying opinions on what should replace Vista and what should be done to save XP. Not sure what they think should be done for the early adopters, though.
Now, SP1 is here, and the complaints are rushing in. Really, it seems that those who are having challenges cannot wait to report them to somebody or other. Not that they should be having problems, and we don't yet know the percentage affected negatively. But I do have to wonder if the Vista SP team expected the reaction to be better or worse than today's. Could this be the beginning of the end of Vista?