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#1 Co_Co

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:21

A Microsoft executive has leaked a general release date for Vista, Exchange 2007 and Office 2007



Microsoft has revealed a general release date for its upcoming operating system Vista — 5 December, 2006.

Speaking to IT professionals, parliamentarians and senior law-enforcement officers at the Parliament and Internet conference in London on Thursday, Microsoft revealed its release plans.

"We will officially launch Vista, Microsoft Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 on 5 December," said David Hipwell, a Windows client sales professional at Microsoft.


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Sounds too soon and too good to be true...


#2 The Angry Bunny

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:23

I thought it was confirmed that it wasn't shipping till 2007.

If this is true then this is AWESOME

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:25

sweet!

#4 Neo003

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:26

That would be in UK shouldn't it? So the release date in US should be earlier, but I think they might push it back since Microsoft can't confirm the date and they have authority to push the date back.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:43

great news :yes:

#6 Meraklis56

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:53

Lets hope they wont change the date again...
It was expected to be released in january,right?Thats what i was expected...

#7 Mike Allen

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:53

The PS3, then Vista. I'm so going to be broke. :p

#8 DKAngel

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:55

even if the buisness one ships, isnt all versions of vista supposed to be on the one dvd so u can buy the required licence for the version u want to run? so what stops ppl buying the buisness one and waiting to upgrade the licence>

#9 timdafweak

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 15:58

great news :yes:


Alas the story has been pulled at the Source :( So more wait in store.

#10 Slimy

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 16:00

I want it now :shifty: thanks for posting!

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 16:07

Dec 5th? same day Beerfest will be released on DVD

maybe it will some special bundle

#12 UnaBonger

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 16:21

Are they rushing just to get it out before christmas??? Probably...

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 16:25

RTM Release or Retail release?

#14 Osiris

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 16:33

RTM is 24th october or thereabouts so this date is quite possible. Manufactuerers and business is expecting it early Novemember so consumer release december in time for xmas could be on the cards, this way ppl upgrading and buying new systems over the holiday period will have the Vista OS all ready and waiting to pick up all at once.

Although the only ambitious thing about the date is their plan to release all 3 titles on the way day. Thats somewhat unlike Microsoft, but they seem to be ontrack and on top of things in recent months so id say good news come December :)

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 16:40

great news!