Office 2007 Slips; Will Vista Be Next?

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-06-29 Print this article Print

In March, Microsoft officials said to expect Office 2007 to be available to volume licensees in October 2006. Now the company is hedging with a before year-end delivery target. Is Vista likely to slip, too? Microsoft says no—so far.(Microsoft Watc

Office 2007 is running late.

Microsoft officials acknowledged on June 29 that the company will not meet the October 2006 business-availability target to which it committed in March of 2006.

At that time, Microsoft officials said to expect retail availability of Office 2007 to be some time in January 2007, so as to coincide with the Windows Vista launch.

But on June 29, Microsoft revised its schedule.

Now Microsoft is promising that Office 2007 will be available to volume licensees "by the end of year 2006," with retail availability in "early 2007."

Click here to read about how Microsoft is addressing the bloat issue in Office 2007.

Company officials declined to provide further details. They also would not say whether the retail launch of Office 2007 is still on for January.

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