Vista and Office 2007 installed
Well I finally gave in and installed Vista Beta 2 and Office 2007 Beta 2 on a newly upgraded machine and try to start to use it as my primary machine.
Right away Trend Micro's anti virus client won't work. It does say that it's fixed in Release Candidate 1. Also, ISA 2004 firewall client displays that is has known problems although I haven't seen any problems in accessing either the Internet or my production SBS 2003 server.
I've actually got use to the integrated search feature of Vista pretty quick and must say I enjoy it immensely. It's definitely something to get use to but I can just type pai and get MS Paint quicker than finding it in the plethora of application folders. You can even type in \\server\sharename and go right to your server's share. I do miss the quick shortcut to the run shortcut as a system administrator it seems will use this all the time but putting it on the Windows Menu is a quick fix.
Vista has a new performance rating system as well. My newly upgraded Athlon 64 3 GHz with 1.5 GB RAM and a 64 MB Video card had a system rating of 2. Wow I thought it would be better than that. And one of the sole reasons? My RAM has a rating of 4. 1.5 GB gives you that? There won't be a lot of Vista upgrades with those numbers that's for sure. New computers will have to be bought.
I must admit I'm getting settled into Office 2007 real nice. I like the way it flows with the way you work. As I get used to it I'm sure it'll even come faster.
Overall I enjoy the interface so far and the video upgrades. Change is always hard though.