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September 28, 2006

Which Microsoft Products Are/Aren't Supported on Vista

Petitions are all the rage.  Maybe we should start a petition to have Microsoft publish a comprehensive list of what products will and won't be supported on Vista.

Just a few that I've come across:

Product Supported?
Visual Studio 2005 Supported
Visual Studio 2005 SP 1 Not currently supported.
Visual Studio 2003 Not supported
Visual Studio .NET (2002) Not supported
Visual Studio 6 Supported
Visual Studio 6 SP 6 Maybe supported?
XNA Not supported. Will be when Vista goes RTM.
SQL Server 2005 (Everything but Enterprise Edition) Sort of supported (Installs, but complains about needing SP2, which doesn't exist yet.)
SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Not supported
SQL Server 2000 Not supported
Access 2003 Mostly?
Virtual PC 2004 Not supported

Ok, I'm not going to count on Microsoft providing a comprehensive list, so if you know of other products that are/aren't supported then post them as comments, and I'll update this list.

Updated 2006-09-30: Access 2003 may not be fully supported on Vista.

Updated 2006-10-20: Added more details about SQL Server running on Vista.

Updated 2006-11-07: Added information about Virtual PC 2004.

Posted on September 28, 2006 at 11:31 AM | Permalink


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Actually, SS 2005 will whine about needing SP2 as well (though there's really been no mention of SP2 from the MS folks at all).

Frankly, Vista is looking more and more like a turd ... a shiny, STEAMING turd, but a turd none the less.

Posted by: Michael K. Campbell | Sep 28, 2006 11:58:46 AM

Visual Studio 6 is *NOT* supported in Vista as mentioned!!! (sick)

Posted by: vsuser7 | Jun 19, 2007 7:23:15 AM

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