Vista and Windows7

Discussion in 'MCTS' started by Richard Blay, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Richard Blay

    Richard Blay Guest

    Does anyone know what advantage Vista users and certified people will have
    when Windows7 eventully reaches us? I have heard reports that it will be
    'Vista but better' Anyone know any more about it? I am hoping that
    mastering Vista will give me some advantage over my buddies and collegues
    still living in XP world..... Fools the lot of them!!!! ;-)

    BTW Vista is a very underated product and find myself having to defend it
    constantly. Anyone else get the same?

    Richard Blay, Dec 13, 2008
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  2. Vista has a number of new features (perhaps too many, as it may have
    impacted the efforts placed on the core), and a new interface. Regardless of
    whether it's XP moving to Vista, or XP moving to Win7 -- those unfamiliar
    will have a learning curve to learn the new interface, the new features, and
    the new methodologies of use.

    Somebody with Vista experience has already tackled those issues, and will
    only be impacted by any new Vista-to-Win7 considerations, no doubt a much
    shorter learning curve in any scenario.
    I agree. While one may not want to use the product, as an ITPro we have an
    obligation to our employer, our clients, and ourselves to be familiar with
    the technology, even if we think it sucks. The really sad thing, though, is
    the number of IT "professionals" who have never seen the product first-hand,
    and merely parrot what the tech journals have written.

    I don't find myself defending Vista, because I like to maintain a balanced
    viewpoint. I don't generally recommend businesses invest in Vista, since
    those things that would really justify the investment are only available in
    the Business Enterprise edition, and my clients typically don't have volume
    licensing agreements in place to take advantage of that edition. Nor would I
    recommend installing Ultimate Edition just to get access to Bitlocker.

    One of the most fatal flaws I think Microsoft made was not putting Bitlocker
    in the standard Business Edition of Vista.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP(x2), MCTS(x5), MCP(x7), MCBMSP
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

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    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Dec 14, 2008
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