Windows Vista & Office 2007 Launch Next Month, XP SP3 Shipping Delayed to 2008

Microsoft is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving in style. CRN has confirmed that the much awaited Windows Vista and Office 2007 launch party would be held sometime in the week following the Turkey Day. [November 23, 2006]

The launch party will probably be in the Big Apple.

The new versions of Vista and Office are due by the end of the year for business customers, and early 2007 for consumers. The countdown has started.

In another major developement, Microsoft has postponed the release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 to 2008. Mary Jo Foley comments - "I would guess the company's response will be that getting Vista and Longhorn Server out the door is the No. 1 priority for the Windows team and SP updates have taken a back seat. "

Source: Information Week | Yahoo! News