Microsoft lops off yet another Windows Vista feature: ‘PC-to-PC Sync’ bites the dust

“Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that it will yank yet another feature from Windows Vista, this time PC-to-PC Sync, a P2P-based technology for keeping files up-to-date on multiple machines. ‘While PC-to-PC Sync is a great feature that improves productivity and collaboration we don’t have it at the quality level our customers demand,’ a company spokesperson said in an e-mail. ‘As a result the decision was made to remove it from Windows Vista,'” Gregg Keizer reports for TechWeb News.

“The departure of PC-to-PC Sync comes just days after Microsoft said it was pulling other features from Office 2007 and letting computer makers install the OS sans the company’s new XPS electronic document format, all under pressure from Adobe,” Keizer reports. “The spokesperson also said that PC-to-PC Sync would be the last feature to be dropped from Vista, and that it hoped to provide it in some fashion down the road.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mikey” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: “Quality level our customers demand?” So, when did Microsoft hire Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf as a company spokesperson? Anyway, just when you thought the ineptitude couldn’t get any worse… Hey, let’s see if we can all come up with a list of all the promised features that Microsoft has gutted from Windows XP SP3, er… Vista. We’ll start: WinFS…

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73 Comments

  1. we don’t have it at the quality level our customers demand. […]As a result the decision was made to remove it from Windows Vista.

    Redmond, just be happy you do not sell to Apple users: we would have required you to remove the entire OS!

  2. “While PC-to-PC Sync is a great feature that improves productivity and collaboration we don’t have it at the quality level our customers demand,”

    Your customers demand quality?!?!? That’s a headline all by itself.

  3. And if they keep on removing features even calling it Windows XP SP3 would too much. Vista is becoming more and more just a modded Windows XP SP2.

    MDN “thirty” as in if we carefully look at it, 30 disappeared features should be easily accounted for by the time modded XP SP2 is released.

  4. “we don’t have it at the quality level our customers demand”

    OMG, that is really bad because they have very low standards. Full of bugs wouldn’t be bad enough nor would causing the computer to crash. Must actually catch the computer on fire or something…

  5. The spokesperson also said that PC-to-PC Sync would be the last feature to be dropped from Vista….

    Wonder if their nose started to elongate when they made this ridiculous statement? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”shock” style=”border:0;” />

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