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Microsoft Office 2007 Falls Behind Schedule

So both Microsoft-Watch and Cnet News are reporting that Microsoft Office 2007 has falled behind schedule. As it will now be delivered later in the year along with Windows Vista. But the question I guess now is, will this delay Windows Vistas schedule to be available for January 2007, will Windows Vistas now sleep again another year?

Well here’s what Mary Jo has to say:

On June 29, a Vista spokeswoman reiterated: “The (Office 20007) announcement today does not impact Windows Vista timing.”

Developer and partner sources have been skeptical whether Microsoft can meet the Vista targets it outlined in March. Some said they were encouraged by the improvements in the latest Vista test build, Number 5456, which Microsoft released on June 23. But others said they were doubtful that Microsoft could make all the fixes required to release Vista to manufacturing this fall.

“If it (Vista) is delayed another month, they can still get it to OEMs to be out by January,” said one Windows tester, who requested anonymity. “If it is longer than that… well, they already missed the holiday season. I just want it to be rock solid, and if that means January – March 2007, well so be it.”

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