the British Education Communications and Technology Association (BECTA) has said in a statement that the software giant Microsoft has to make a stronger case to prove that the Vista operating system and the Office 2007 packages are worth upgrading to for the schools based in the country.
BECTA claims that the company has failed to prove that these two new products contains essential new features which makes them worth upgrading to.
Both of these software products are due for a public launch later this month. Microsoft has launched these products for the business sector and sales have been pretty satisfactory as per third party research.
The report released by the organization further said that Microsoft was able to release a stable and secure version of the XP operating system only after three years of the initial launch. Thus, believing that Vista is more secure from day one is a high risk evaluation.
BECTA said: “It seems reasonable, therefore, not to deploy Vista until it has a demonstrably stable and secure track record.”