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Windows Vista for Biz Will Be Out Nov. 30

Consumer version will hit shelves at end of January.

(Redmond, Wash.) Microsoft Corp. has announced it will release the business version of the long-anticipated update to its flagship operating system at an event at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Nov. 30.

In addition to Windows Vista, the company said it also will release the Office 2007 software suite, which includes word processing and spreadsheet programs, and Exchange Server 2007 for e-mail and calendars.

Plagued by a series of delays, Vista is the first Windows update since 2001.

Microsoft plans to make Vista and Office available to consumers in January, though the company has said it would not hesitate to delay the system again if any major problems crop up.

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Mon, Nov 6, 2006 Ed B Attleboro, MA

Vista & longhorn will not be considered until service pack 2. So that's about 2 or 3 years down the road. As for Office, I just finished 6 months ago upgrading to 2003. I think i'll wait for Office 2010. Actually i've been pushing free OpenOffice on new PC's & licensing Outlook2003, it's cheaper than full Office.

Thu, Nov 2, 2006 shawn Anonymous

The article is wrong in saying the last windows update was 2001 - on the business side of things how does one discount Windows Server 2003? I don't think that was released in 2001 :)

Thu, Nov 2, 2006 Thomas Anonymous

I dont think its ready.... The ultimate edition is still buggy

Thu, Nov 2, 2006 tbrown AL

I'm ready for the challenge. I can't wait to see how many business jump on the band wagon

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