It's lookin like the part Turkey part Vista is appropriately gearing up for
a Thanksgiving week launch in the Big Apple ( I guess Seattle is the little
Mary Jo Foley's ZDNet Blog: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=53 http://www.crn.com/sections/breaking...leId=193303500
Quote from CRN:
"The long-touted Microsoft Vista/Office 2007 tandem launch is on for the
last week in November in New York, sources said. This event will focus on
business usage and scenarios.
The new client Windows operating system and Office client and server
applications have been promised for volume business customers by year's end
and for consumers by early 2007. "
Quote from Allchin:
Vista is not on track to be released to manufacturing on October 25,
according to Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services
"We won't RTM (release to manufacturing) in a week," Allchin told me on
October 18. "We are in pretty good shape. And there are still months before
(the January 2007) launch."
Allchin said Microsoft is looking at Vista across five categories right now
to determine whether it's RTM-ready.
The five: Reliability, security, performance, driver coverage and
application compatibility. While some of these categories — such as driver
coverage and app compatibility — may not be as robust as many would expect
in order for Vista to RTM, Microsoft looks at things a bit differently,
"We have to be done with Vista before the ecosystem can finish the rest,"
An April Fools Day Launch April 1, 2007 would be a lot better for customers.