Vista and Office Ship dates
There are rumors that the ship dates of Vista and Office have slipped.
Office and Vista teams are co-ordinating their release dates. From what i have come to understand, there are 2 waves of releases:
- Launch for Volume Licensing Partners (essentially RTM - when product is ready)
- Launch for Retail customers and OEM (wide availability)
RTM and Volume License Customer - Late October 2006 (probably around Oct 25th)
Retail & OEM - January 2007.
Microsoft Office System 2007:
RTM and Volume License Customer availability in October 2006.
Retail & OEM availability in January 2007.
The Beta 2 of both the products should also be forthcoming around June 2006.