Monday, February 19, 2007

Windows Vista: Not Welcome in Nursing Homes

A customer showed me a letter from IVANS today, dated 1-Jan-07. Here's the body of the message:

To: IVANS Customers Using AT&T Global Network Client
From: Paul Tuten, Director, Product Management
Re: T&T GNC Support of Vista

The current versions (5.x.x, 6.x.x) of the AT&T Global Networki Clients are not supported by IVANS/AT&T on Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system. As such, IVANS does not recommend that you upgrade to the new operating system if you use the GNC until AT&T has released a version that supports the operating system.

AT&T plans to release a new version, 7.0 of the AT&T Global Network Client at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2007, which will provide limited support of the Windows Vista operating system. The specific limitations with 7.0 are that the following features will not be avaialble/will not work in Windows Vista:

  • Managed Personal Firewall
  • Network Logon Extensions (GINA or PLAP)
  • 64-bit operating systems

IVANS will post the General Available (GA) release of AT&T Global Network Client 7.0 to our website when available.

If you are required to migrate to the new operating system before the General Available (GA) release of 7.0 version of the client, we may have a workaround for you. Please contact our helpdesk at 1-800-548-2675 to discuss your options.

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