Microsoft dismisses Windows Vista SP1 application incompatibility

Microsoft's chief operating officer has dismissed concerns that an update to its flagship Windows Vista operating system is incompatible with a number of applications. Speaking at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover on Tuesday, Microsoft's third-in-command, Kevin Turner, told ZDNet.co.uk that the software giant was not concerned by the problems that Service Pack 1 (SP1) […]

Microsoft's chief operating officer has dismissed concerns that an update to its flagship Windows Vista operating system is incompatible with a number of applications.

Speaking at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover on Tuesday, Microsoft's third-in-command, Kevin Turner, told ZDNet.co.uk that the software giant was not concerned by the problems that Service Pack 1 (SP1) has encountered with some third-party programs.

"No, [we're] not at all worried," Turner told ZDNet.co.uk. "We've had several million downloads of SP1. We're very excited about it. It still hasn't been officially released, but we're excited about it."

Vista SP1 is already available to subscribers to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) but will not receive a formal public release until mid March.

Two weeks ago, Microsoft published a list of programs that would experience reduced functionality, or not work at all, after the installation of SP1. Microsoft customers have also been complaining that the update has upset the functionality on their machines.

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Microsoft, Windows Vista, Vista SP1, Application, Incompatibility