The icing on the bad news cake is that companies seem to be more interested in Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, scheduled to be released in early next year.
It’s a known fact that OS migration takes a long time to be accomplished and, for the time being, the time is not on Microsoft’s side. According to Techworld, the only market where Microsoft was able to make a (small) dent was its own home turf:
“it’s only in the US that Forrester found significant Vista deployments – three percent of respondents – while European enterprises have yet to begin deployments.”
The survey included 600 US and European companies, all employing more than 1,000 people.