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Windows Vista and Office 2007 - My test drive has been rather bumpy

I've been running with Windows Vista RC1 for the past 10+ days or so.  Everything has been fine.  This is the first build of Vista that I have found that runs well.  All previous builds were pretty bad.  I have installed Office 2k7 Beta2 Technical Refresh.  I hooked up Outlook to go to my Exchange Server through IMAP because thats all that I can get to work given ports that are blocked..  Now, the damned thing runs horribly.  I'll go ahead and say that the package is just not ready for shipment in November.  I think the package will have a number of problems.  I just don't have a comfort level with Vista and Office 2k7 at this point.  Here are the problems that I have run into at this time:
  • Outlook 2007 does not seem to perform very well.  Often times, it give me inaccuate information regarding the status of emails.  It says things are in the sent folder, when they aren't according to my exchange server.  While not specific to Outlook 2007, it saves sent emails in the local sent email folder, not the one on the server, like every other IMAP client I have ever dealt with.
  • Windows Mail is horrible.  It often locks up on me.  I have mail in the outbox that never gets sent.  It marks emails that I have kept around for years as spam.  I've just given up on this app.
  • Trying to play some wmv files, I have run into problems with the audio and video getting very out of sync.
  • Outlook 2007 is continually complaining that the data file was closed improperly and Outlook must repair it.  Well, I didn't kill the Outlook process, though it SHOULD be shot and put out of its misery, so what is the deal with this app.  I merely have clicked on the close X button. No error messages, no "Do you want to kill this prcoess" type of messages, no nothing, just this error message on startup

I'm running on a system with an AMD64 3000+ with 1 gigabyte of RAM.  I don't think the problem is that my machine is underpowered.  I'm using the 32 bit version of Vista as I gave up on the x64 version a while back.

I feel that Vista and Office 2007 are being run out the door to meet some self imposed deadline.  I think it needs some more time to resolve issues.  I honestly don't think I'll be jumping into Vista and Office 2007 until the first service packs.

Originally posted from: http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/archive/2006/09/16/354.aspx

Posted: Sep 21 2006, 07:42 AM by Wallym | with 2 comment(s)
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will said:

Outlook 2007 running on XP does this to me also - data file closed improperly - irritating - does anyone have a solution? many thanks

# March 29, 2007 10:12 PM

Amy said:

Same problem.  EVERY time I open Outlook 2007 it says it was closed improperly (it wasn't).

# May 24, 2007 6:17 PM