March 24, 2006
Office 2007 delayed to match Vista
It's official, Office 2007 has been delayed to better match the launch of Vista in January 2007. According to a Microsoft release, Office 2007 will be available in October of this year to volume business licensors and OEM distributors.
What I really wonder is, though, if Office 2007 is going to leverage Vista features, why would you bother buying it before you get Vista? The logic escapes me. And frankly Office has one of the slowest uptakes of any MSFT product. Come on, how many people really notice a difference between Office 2000, Office XP, and Office 2003. Having run all three ... I can't really see much, at least from a day-to-day standpoint.
It's going to be a tough, uphill battle on both these fronts. Frankly, I hope Microsoft seeds the tech community, liberally, with free copies of Vista and Office 2007. I'm not going to lay down the cash myself until I see/hear some real tangible benefits. Okay at least until the first service pack comes out ;-).
Posted by Tris Hussey on March 24, 2006 | Permalink
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