Vista picking up steam says Microsoft

Vista's first anniversary is almost upon us and Microsoft is bullish as it looks as businesses are finally listening to the Vista Gospel and converting in droves.

The overwhelming number of Microsoft's business clients have been signed on a rolling Microsoft License, which means that sooner or later, they will be moved to the Vista platform as part of their upgrade cycle.

Businesses are generally more conservative when it comes to moving to a new environment.

The move from previous Windows operating systems to Windows XP was a popular option and still is, as Microsoft has extended its sales by another five months, well into 2008.

The most common complaints about moving platforms are compatibility and demand for resources.

Many companies still don't consider Windows Vista to be as compelling as an upgrade as Windows XP was for Windows 98.

Yet it seems that Microsoft's hopes on Vista together with tighter piracy control have finally born their fruits.