Microsoft Partners are having a hard time with Vista since it's launch a few weeks ago.
Partners say early adopters of Vista are facing a higher than usual number of conflicts.
Partners are annoyed by the abundance of software and hardware incompatibilities surfacing as Windows Vista is deployed to more early adopters.
A list of the top 10 problems faced by early adopters has been compiled by CRN
1. Lack of available drivers from ISVs causing application conflicts;
2. Lack of available drivers for existing and new peripherals and hardware components;
3. Buggy drivers;
4. New security feature often flags existing applications as suspicious and interrupts service;
5. Few applications aside from Vista and Office 2007 take advantage of user account control;
6. Customers are confused by Office 2007's ribbon-like user interface;
7. The OS automatically recommends which Vista versions is best for each PCs configuration. This will cause small businesses to download different versions of Vista;
8. Benefits of Vista and Office 2007 running together are not obvious. Partners and IT staff need training for maximum ROI;
9. Deployment isn't easy. Partners should use either Business Desktop Deployment tool, "lite" BDD no-charge tool or other tools;
10. Hardware doesn't run Windows Vista well.