“Jean-Philippe Breton is the Lead Deployment Manager for Alphamosaik, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He and his team recently lead a 10,000 seat deployment of Vista with SP1 for a major Canadian transportation company with offices around the globe. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jean-Philippe about how tools like the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit simplified the deployment and some things learned along the way(sic),” revealed Buike.
Alphamosaik has been struggling with the generalized problems of Vista RTM including application incompatibility, lack of drivers support and Microsoft having failed to convince end users of the true value of Windows Vista. But Breton states in the video that SP1 indeed solved some of the most stringent issues associated with the RTM build, from application support to drivers and performance. Still, Vista does have its undeniable advantages over XP. And from the perspective of corporations, the deployment infrastructure of the operating system and the collection of tools offered to streamline the installation/migration/upgrade processes have been nothing short of successes for Microsoft.