Your Priorities for Windows Vista?
By Steven Chan - EBS-Oracle on Dec 04, 2006
Before I dive into the meat of this post, it may be important to emphasize that this post is not an editorial; it's a request for input from you. I don't belong to the vocal anti-Microsoft faction that seems to be gleefully sharpening its knives with the arrival of Microsoft Vista. With that out of the way, on to the main point of this post...
Last week was a big week for Microsoft. After over five years of sometimes turbulent development, Microsoft released Windows Vista to corporate customers. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, has stated, "This is the biggest launch we've ever done." Microsoft will reportedly spend $450 million in marketing this product launch.
In marked contrast, reactions from the mainstream IT industry press, including BusinessWeek, Computerworld, InformationWeek, InfoWorld have been decidedly muted and reserved.
What Are Your Firm's Plans for Vista?
With our intense focus on Release 12 and Fusion Applications, our certification teams have their dance cards full. As part of our ongoing prioritization activities, it would be helpful for us to understand your plans for adopting Windows Vista, specifically:
- When will your organization first start conducting trials of Vista?
- When will Vista be rolled out to the majority of your desktops?
- When will you need Vista to be certified with Release 11i?
- When will you need Vista to be certified with Release 12?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!