MSFT Watch: Analysts Expect Slow Sales Of Vista, Office 2007
Al Gillen, VP of IDC: "Customers will evaluate Office 2007 independently of Vista, so any broad movement to Office 2007 is likely to be dampened by the slow adoption of the new operating system."
Rob Enderle, Principal of Enderle Group:"Not a lot of demand for Vista or Office 2007, which are also being launched during the slowest time of the year for sales."
The article features short summaries from three analysts. Two of the three analysts see MSFT's own behavior driving Linux adoption, and are not sure that MSFT is ready to change. Personally, I think that one has a better chance of being correct by tossing dice than listening to analysts. However, analyst opinions help shape corporate purchasing, which will help decide the pace of adoption of OOXML-defaulting MS Office 2007.