Windows Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 Business Launch

While it's not the retail launch date, today is the official business launch for the next generation of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Windows Vista. More than five years in the making, Windows Vista is a developmental milestone that, according to Microsoft, rivals that of it's own Windows 95 launch. While Microsoft claims that the changes in Windows Vista are greater than the transition to Windows 95 from Windows 3.11 and earlier versions, touting it's enhanced security, data protection and recovery, and user interface enhancements, many industry analysts have said that Windows Vista is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Still, there are some major changes from Windows XP, and many consumers have come to experience this first hand thanks to the enormous Windows Vista beta program.

Earlier this year Bill Gates stated that he expected the launch of windows Vista to rival that of the Windows 95 launch, with more anticipation and a larger kickoff. Of course we'll have to wait until the retail launch in January for the general consumer pomp and circumstance, but todays business launch event will give many a firsthand look at the next generation of Windows, as well as the new Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Exchange Server. Will the fanfare and anticipation help to build on the January retail launch? Click the links below to visit the Microsoft Windows Vista business launch site where you'll find more news on todays business launch event as well as streaming video of the keynote address by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Yes...Ultimate is packed with lot of goodies...(motion desktop), new sidebar gadgets etc...And it can be seen only on or after jan 30th..bcos microsoft is closely developing the apps & goodies for ultimate with some of the secret partner...i read this about in msdn blogs or some other technical blog...(i missed the link, will update about it soon)

Ultimate isn't for release till january from my understanding. If remember exchange 2000 there were about 3 versions of the CD before service pack 1 came out. Release to Biz was 2000a, Release to OEM / Retail was 2000b, then 2000c came out about 3 months after with a few updates. But from my experinces 2000a sucked. The disk had a pain doing recovery mode.

What launch? Ultimate is still not available to download for MVLA customers. In fact, of all flavours only Business is available (has been for a couple of weeks).

Quote - Mr_Mo said @ #8.1
What launch?
As it says, business launch...

MVLA customers = Business customers. This is not the launch of Windows Vista Business, it's supposedly the Launch of the whole suite to buisiness customers.

Bill Gates stated that he expected the launch of windows Vista to rival that of the Windows 95 launch

I dont know why he always said that when theres a new release of windows the same happened with XP, i think that windows ME he said that too.

Quote - eilegz said @ #3

I dont know why he always said that when theres a new release of windows the same happened with XP, i think that windows ME he said that too.


It's called hype. And since Vista comes in like a dozzen different versions, they can hype the hell out of each seperate "launch" as if it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Agin. And again. And again and again. And again. And again.

Someone tell me how they can have the business launch of Exchange 2007 that isn't even out for businesses yet.

it doesn't really make much sense to me