Microsoft touts Windows Vista for enterprises

by admin February 23, 2006 at 3:58 am

Latest preview highlights new features for business customers

Microsoft has used the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) test version of its forthcoming Windows Vista to highlight new features for enterprises.

The software giant has mainly focused on the consumer features in Windows Vista, but Brad Goldberg, general manager for Windows client product management, said in a conference call with journalists that Vista also provides new features for enterprise users.

“The perception was created that Windows Vista is a consumer release. While there is a lot of cool stuff for consumers, Windows Vista is as much if not more a business focused release that will provide tremendous value for business customers.”

The Vista beta is currently “feature complete” and Microsoft will not add any new functionality. The enterprise-themed CTP is mostly intended to channel feedback. Microsoft intends to release an end user oriented CTP in the second quarter of 2006.

Enterprise users will be primarily attracted to Vista’s new security features, Goldberg predicted.

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