No Visual Studio on Vista…at least at first…

As of the last time I looked, there wasn’t an official list of “compatible with Vista” software. Vista is the soon-to-be-released version of Microsoft’s Windows Operating System, and will eventually replace Windows XP.
And as I expected, the list of the software that won’t run on Vista has already begun to trickle out…and the first entry into the fray is…Microsoft’s premier software development tool…Visual Studio.
You’ll have to read the article for the full announcement, including the release of a BETA SERVICE PACK for Visual Studio (I don’t think I’ve ever seen that one before…a BETA service pack!). Here’s Microsoft’s quote:

“This was a tough decision for us internally, whether to hold the service pack to get all of the [Vista] fixes or get it out there sooner,” said Jay Roxe, group product manager for Visual Studio at Microsoft. “The feedback from customers was that they want it sooner.”

This is always the dilemma. All software has bugs. If we kept testing until all the bugs were gone, we’d never release the software.
I just hope Microsoft has enough of the bugs worked out.
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