Microsoft has introduced an ad hoc upgrade to Windows Vista Business edition when nobody was watching. The Redmond Company has quietly upgraded Vista Business, but has managed to keep it a total secret. Well, it seems that the Windows Omerta affecting future versions of the Microsoft client operating system has functioned only too well. In fact, not a single word got loose to spoil Microsoft's plans for Windows Vista.
The Business version of the operating system, an edition designed to address the needs of small business, in Microsoft's perspective now brings to the table new features. Well, a single new feature to be more exact, but a major one: Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption. As you are able to see from the
images included towards the bottom of this article, "Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is available in Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate."
What? Is this right? Well, the information is taken from an official Microsoft press-release available via this link
. In this context, it must be right! Right? Well, I wouldn't be too sure about it. First off, you see I am writing this on Windows Vista Business, quite a coincidence, I know. But there are no signs of the Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption on my operating system. So what gives? When has Microsoft upgraded all the Windows Vista Business copies but mine?
All right, before the paranoia starts to sink in. It is obvious that Microsoft has not introduced Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Windows Vista Business. The feature is available exclusively on Windows Vista Enterprise and Ultimate. And there are plenty of other Microsoft resources pointing out this aspect here
Otherwise, I don't know who is writing Microsoft's press releases, I'm guessing that their PR firm, but they're doing a hell of a job. Keep up the good work, and when should Vista users expect the Windows Aero on Vista Home Basic? In the next press release?