This InfoWorld article says that fewer companies are planning to upgrade to Vista in the short term than even a few months ago. They are basing this on a survey by Patchlink Corp. I don’t trust Patchlink’s numbers, but I believe the conclusion is correct.
There is no excitement for Vista. I don’t know anyone that is upgrading to Vista or has Vista on their radar. Vista doesn’t really provide anything useful to business customers. It’s not worth the pain of upgrading. My sense is that my company can easily run XP for at least 2 more years. One reason for this is that XP is very stable (in our protected environment). Another reason is that most apps developed over the next couple years will be XP compatible. A third is that more apps are being ported to a browser every day. I don’t need much more than a functional browser.
Somebody should let me know when the Wow is going to start.