updated 11:15 pm EDT, Thu April 17, 2008
Microsoft expands services
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today labeled Windows Vista "a work in progress", sitting between rumblings that the company would continue support for XP for OEM platforms and UMPCs, and constant assurance that the next incarnation of Windows is on its way. According to Yahoo the statement came at an annual event in Seattle as Ballmer addressed many questions and concerns over Microsoft's next generation operating system.
"It's a very important piece of work," Ballmer said. "We did a lot of things right and have a lot of things we need to learn from. You never want to let five years go between releases."
Ballmer announced that Microsoft has big plans for both the virtualization and search markets, as well as the underused hosting service market.