Mike Nash is a corporate vice president in charge of Windows client operating systems product management. Previously, he ran the security team that created the new security systems and features in XPSP2. Charles got a chance to spend some time with him recently to have a very candid conversation about Windows Vista and to learn about Windows Vista SP1 (What’s in it? Will it contain lots of new features like XPSP2? Etc…). Of course, with Vista being out in the real world for several months, Charles wanted to get a sense of how the OS is doing in terms of adoption and, equally as interesting to an OS head, how are the new Vista subsystems doing (that is, is Vista proving to be as stable as we thought it was going to be, as secure? – the data from the Vista telemetry systems will answer these questions). So, sit back, relax and get and enjoy this Vista status report interview and learn a little bit about Vista SP1.