[LINK] Vista: Why you shouldn't upgrade yet

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Mon Jan 29 11:07:46 AEDT 2007

Glen Turner wrote:

> Rick Welykochy wrote:
>> On an enterprise system, one would be foolish, nay, insane to
>> upgrade to Win/Vista without having a way to revert to your
>> old working system.
> Upgrading to Vista in an enterprise isn't going to happen
> as it requires physically touching machines (more memory,
> etc).

Yes, I was going to comment on this common mistake in
terminology. I do not see Win/Vista as an upgrade. It involves
a complete re-install of an operating system, not a trivial

Does anyone know if you *can* upgrade an existing XP install
to Vista without a complete re-install, i.e. can you keep all your
existing apps and data intact?

> What will be much more trouble is the new Office -- new
> interface, new file formats, nasty links into Sharepoint.
> It's not at all clear what the best way to deploy that
> is.

I *had* to find out what Sharepoint is.
"With tools for collaboration that help people stay connected..."
"TrialSharePoint helps teams stay connected and productive ..."
"... makes it easy for IT departments to implement a dependable,
  scalable collaboration infrastructure ..."

Someone get me a bucket. Fast.


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