MS Office 2007 Released
Microsoft Office 2007 has been released to manufacture. In simpler terms, MS Office System 2007 is now a released product supported by MS.
Some common questions i have heard:
- Does it mean it is zero bugs?
No, it doesn't. For software to be released, it has to clear the ZBB (Zero Bug Build). However, there are bugs/ features that are always put for SP1. So, internally you can be sure that SP1 is on its way.
- Does it mean it is not good?
No again. In the software development world this is the way to work. You release a product (time vs effort scenario) and then provide additional upgrades and fixes in time.
- Is the DVD for the same available?
not yet for the general people.
This time the release of the products has been staggered into a Business Release and General Availability. Nov 8th marks the business release. The general availability will be around end Jan 2007. For the business release, here is a website on value of MS OFfice to businesses (expect very little/ zero developer or consumer centric content):
MS Vista and Exchange 2007 are soon to be released as well.