Date set for Office and Vista business launch

by admin November 3, 2006 at 3:46 am

Microsoft plans to mark the business launch of Windows Vista and Office 2007 with an event in New York on 30 November.

Microsoft plans also to tout the launch of Exchange 2007 at the “New Day for Business” event, to be held at the Nasdaq stock exchange and starring chief executive Steve Ballmer. “This event will mark the business availability of three major releases from Microsoft,” the software maker said in an invitation emailed to a set of journalists on Wednesday.

Both Vista and Office had been originally slated to arrive on store shelves and new PCs in time for this year’s holiday season. However, in March, Microsoft said it would delay the mainstream launch of the products until January, with large businesses still having access to the two products this year.

Despite plans to tout Exchange at the event, a Microsoft representative said that the code won’t actually be finished until December. Businesses will be able to place orders for the software from 1 December, the representative said.

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