Nov 30, 2006

Vista Lands in the U.S

At a New York event, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer launches Vista, Office 2007 to businesses.

Source: PC World
Written by Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service

After five years and numerous delays, customers can now get their hands on the final version of the Windows Vista operating system.

Well, business customers can at least. Though Microsoft celebrated the launch of Vista–as well as Office 2007 and Exchange 2007–at events across the globe today, both Vista and Office 2007 won’t be generally available through retail in the U.S. until January 30, 2007. Today marked the day business customers could purchase those products through Microsoft’s volume licensing program.

And though business customers can begin ordering Exchange 2007 today, the new version of Microsoft’s messaging server software won’t be released to manufacturing until the end of December.

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