What Is the Business Case for Upgrading to Vista?

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Opinion: Microsoft—and its business customers—will need to justify the cost of upgrading to Vista in the coming months and years. How? (Microsoft Watch)

With Windows Vista, Microsoft needs to please at least two constituencies with very different sets of requirements.

The Redmondians need to pack the next version of Windows with lots of bells and whistles that will appeal to consumers whom it is hoping to convince to upgrade.

And it must do the same for business customers.

I think Microsoft may have a tougher time making the business upgrade case than the home one for Vista. Here's why.

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One enterprise user, who asked not to be named, recently posed an interesting question to me (via instant messaging), regarding how Microsoft is expecting to make a business case for Vista.

MR. Biz: how are they going to make a business case for Vista?
MJF: that's a good question…. I'm not really sure
MR. Biz: no matter how much tweaking MS does, it's still not going to solve the resource requirements issue
MR. Biz: the 3D desktop should have been part of Plus
MR. Biz: vista will NEVER run on a $1000 PC

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