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End of Support for Windows Vista with No Services Packs
I just wanted to remind readers that as of today, April 13 th , Windows Vista with no Service Packs (also known as RTM) will no longer be supported. We recommend folks running Windows Vista RTM look at upgrading to Windows 7 or using Windows Update to update their PC to the latest service pack available...
Tue, Apr 13 2010
Windows Vista releases to manufacturing
Great news! Today we’re announcing the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista. Yes, you read it right -- development of Windows Vista is complete. Want proof? Watch this video and hear it from Jim Allchin himself. Ultimately, we never could have achieved this milestone without you,...
Wed, Nov 8 2006
It’s time! jim
Wed, Nov 8 2006
Hey, Look at These! Ship Party Photos
Photos from our RTM ship party on Wednesday ... there were over 2K balloons in the room (at least, before everyone started popping them).
Sat, Nov 11 2006
Announcing Microsoft Assessment and Planning Beta Refresh for Windows Vista & Windows Server 2008
Introducing Microsoft Assessment and Planning 3.0 For those of you who are considering the migration of your desktop and server infrastructure to Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 , we have good news for you! As we've announced at TechEd IT Forum 2007 in Barcelona last November, the Microsoft...
Sat, Jan 26 2008
Microsoft Released New Version of the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment tool
Hi Folks, Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office are here! And, you are probably thinking that it's time to take advantage of these 2 great technologies. But, you need to get answers on a few practical questions first: Would my existing PCs run Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office? Should...
Mon, Jul 9 2007
Microsoft Readying Customers with New Assessment and Deployment Tool for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 Launch!
Hello IT Pros! February 27 is a big day. Windows Server 2008 will be officially launching in Los Angeles with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, kicking off in just a few hours. In support of this very important technology milestone as well as the Windows Vista SP1 release, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators...
Wed, Feb 27 2008
Ship-It Awards presented to the Product Team
When we release a product to market at MS, tradition holds that everyone involved in building it is usually given a small gift in recognition of their efforts. These "Ship-It Awards" are usually of more sentimental value than anything else, but everyone who's received one displays it proudly in their...
Sat, Feb 10 2007
Announcing the RTM of Windows Vista SP1
Hi, Mike Nash here from the Windows Product Management group at Microsoft. Today we are excited to announce that we have released Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista to manufacturing (RTM) for our first set of languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese). Service Pack 1 is a very important...
Mon, Feb 4 2008
Sven Hallauer: Windows Vista, Windows Update and Beyond
I was recently able to sit down and talk to Windows Release Manager Sven Hallauer to discuss next steps now that Windows Vista has RTM'd, in particular regarding product updating via Windows Update. Sven discusses the goals behind instituting Windows Update as well as the process entailed in pulling...
Wed, Dec 13 2006
Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 Released
Hi I'm Peg McNicol, the product manager for application compatibility in Windows Vista. In the midst of all the excitement around the general availability of Windows Vista, it's almost strange to talk about IT Pro & developer tools, but if you are an IT Pro, or developer, this should be pretty...
Wed, Jan 31 2007
Windows Vista SP1 availability for technical customers
Updated 2/14: SP1 is now available on both MSDN and TechNet for subscribers to download. On Monday (February 4th), we announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). Overall, people are excited to hear that we have reached this milestone, but some are disappointed...
Mon, Feb 11 2008
Windows Vista receives 100% sign-off
As an addendum to our announcement from yesterday , I wanted to share with you a screen shot of the Web page our that our development team used during the Windows Vista testing process to gauge their progress toward yesterday's milestone of 100% sign-off: It's official!
Thu, Nov 9 2006
Hello World! Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.1 is Going Global!
The wait is over! The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the newly-released Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.1 with many of the features YOU have been looking for. For example, we've added features such as localization to 6 more languages in addition to North American English...
Thu, Aug 16 2007
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