Microsoft Operating System Roadmap – Are We There Yet?

Ars Technica features a discussion that Microsoft server release schedule uncertain (from Ars Technica). I attended a Windows User Group meeting last month where Steve Carbone, a local Microsoft rep, explained that Windows server OSes needed to change on a longer cycle to accomodate admins in large shops with muilt-year rollout plans, while client OSes could change more rapidly. With Win NT, they rolled them out separately, and people complained they got one without the other. With Win2K, they released them together, and people complained there was too much to change at once, Win XP, they released the workstation separate from Windows Server 2003, and people complained. What’s the constant here? You’re not going to satisfy all of the people all of the time.

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