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Vista Ultimate - the Ultimate disappointment

Tags: Windows Vista

The summer is now officially over and there has not been any Windows Vista Ultimate Extras as promised! In July, the Ultimate team the Ultimate Team directory promised us a that the remaining language packs and DreamScene would be released, so far no trace of them!

Windows Vista Ultimate with the Ultimate Extras was a smart way to get consumers to pay a whole lot of extra money, about 60% more than the Home Premium version, to get nothing! Yes, there has been some extras released, but that was like 8 months ago! Since then we have seen some language packs removed and a technical preview of DreamScene.

During the spring I several times tried to get in contact with the Ultimate Team to ask some questions about the Extras and they all said - "sure, no problem". But once they got the questions I heard nothing (except for one who said he was not the correct person to answer the questions).

Long Zheng has a nice article on The Ultimate Con, in which he shows how Microsoft tries to wash out the Extras information in Vista in Vista Service Pack 1.

I have not, since a few months back, recommended Windows Vista Ultimate to friends and colleagues - it's a waste of money. You can upgrade if the team in the future get some speed or competence to deliver something good and useful.

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Wictor Wilén is the Nordic Digital Workplace Lead working at Avanade. Wictor has achieved the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) - SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) - SharePoint  and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) - SharePoint 2010 certifications. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for seven consecutive years.

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