MS Vista Policy
Now that Microsoft Windows Vista has been released, a growing number of our members have ask questions about how and when will York College support this new release, as well as Office 2007 and Internet Explorer 7.
While we are very excited about changes from Windows XP to Vista, in order to fully support Vista there are many steps that we have to go through in order to ensure the highest standard of service for our members and all editions of Windows.
We are currently in the planning stages of testing this new release against all our supported applications. The same holds true for Internet Explorer 7 and Office 2007. Under the hood this is a major change for Microsoft, so we are taking a cautious approach to adopting this new Windows technology. We need to go through a normal evaluation cycle and consider this a longer term implementation.
New software from many vendors has historically not stabilized for at least 6-9 months after their release, and Microsoft is no exception. It is critical that we wait for the development cycle to run its course before we support this operating system.
Once we have verified that Vista is in a stable state, and that our network is ready to support that state, we will initiate support for the OS and notify the York College community.
In the meantime for any one of our members that has already invested in the new operating system we will support you on a best effort basis.