Now Here’s Something to Get Excited About, “Music Performance Has Been Significantly Improved in Windows Vista Build 5219”
Matt Goyer’s Microsoft Windows Media Center Blog – MCE 2005 Microsoft’s Matt Goyer is out today with a post regarding to the exchange that Charlie Owen and I have had over the past few days and it looks like some good news and relief for my music is on the way.
Matt, thanks for sharing more of the specifics on the fix and thanks for the transparancy to you and Charlie both where you can be transparent on your blogs.
According to Matt “Music performance has been significantly improved in Windows Vista Build 5219 (the PDC build). It wasn’t fixed earlier (i.e. Update Rollup 2) because we had major dependencies on Windows Media Player to fix the problem and our schedules did not align until the Windows Vista timeframe. Yes, we should have fixed it sooner, but Media Center is a very large software project requiring hundreds of people, has hundreds of dependencies on other components, and is working on a certain set schedule.”
This is good news indeed. To know that Vista is going to fix this problem is extremely positive.
I think it’s about time for me to actually sit down and try Vista. Jim Allchin had offered a few of us who had had dinner with him a while back an opportunity to get a beta copy and I’d requested it via Microsoft’s PR firm but never got it in the mail. I never followed up when I didn’t get the disc as I’ve been sucked into flickrland recently. A copy of Vista is on the way now though and I’m looking forward to confirming the improvements myself. If Vista indeed improves the support for large digital libraries I will be one happy camper.
This really is good news. I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy all of a sudden.