Square Enix released Newsletter #18 this morning. They touched on a few changes, another new area in Aht Urhgan, new dark knight spells, and more changes to Besieged. In another move to counter RMT and overcamping, popular NM's are now spawned by trigger items instead of lottery or timed spawns.
Square Enix is happy announce that there is a Windows Vista compatible version of PlayOnline available. However, Tetra Master is still unsupported and there are no plans to support it. Full information and client download are here.
The real meat of the newsletter had to do with the Premiere Site Summit, where sites that specialize in FFXI coverage and earned this status from their community, were invited to attend. After fighting with the problem of a third party windowing program for years, including banning those who admitted using it, Square Enix announced at the Summit that PlayOnline and Final Fantasy XI will receive a patch in the near future to allow for the game to be windowed, officially.
Is it too little too late? With the zealous support of World of Warcraft, and the difficulty of Final Fantasy XI to advance, Square Enix has had to backtrack on issues they held firm in the past. The windowing and NM problems have been issues for years, and just now Square Enix starts to respond. Maybe they will learn from this for their next MMORPG.