The release of Service Pack #1 for Microsoft Windows Vista is on the back burner with rumors flowing around the internet of a release date which seems to go from later this year all the way until 2009. So what it really is starting to look like is all of those self professed know it alls about Microsoft types, really don’t have a clue when the release will actually take place. I must admit I was also taken in by the July 16th, 2007 hype of a beta being released on that date. Obviously that was not the case.

So I will have to steal a line from the movie Cool Hand Luke in which the tagline was:

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”

Rumors are part of the backbone that keeps the excitement going in the technology field. The so called ‘insiders’ always seem to have an inside source of some type that is spilling the beans about the next secret release of something, just to keep the rest of us on the edge of our seats. But in the case with Microsoft, it is anyones guess when anything is going to happen. The software giant is known for being late with releasing operating systems, service packs and patches. One would think that we should know better to believe anyone who states they are a inside source to anything Microsoft does. Yet we, myself included, love to spread rumors started by others to show we are on top of everything, only to find that Microsoft has their own schedule and will do what they want when they want.

So when is Microsoft going to release Service Pack #1 for Vista? Pick a date. Any date. Because your guess is just as good as the next person.

Comments welcome.

[tags]vista, windows, microsoft, sp1, release, date, [/tags]