Windows Vista to be delayed because of Office 2007?

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 04 2006 @ 11:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The delay of Office 2007 may mean that Microsoft will need to further delay to launch of Windows Vista, if it wants to launch both products at the same time:
Citing "performance issues", Microsoft said last week that it will not release Office 2007 to enterprises until "the end of 2006". The consumer launch will take place some time in "early 2007".

But David Bradshaw, an analyst with Ovum, said: "It seems sensible to keep Office 2007 in step with Vista, and Vista is already delayed, so this is not entirely surprising to us.

"There is wide speculation that Vista will be delayed again, and this would be an embarrassment for Microsoft.

"Vista is a much more ambitious project than Office 2007, and has already seen several delays. Microsoft may face the same decision again: whether to postpone Office 2007 or launch it without Vista."
More info at VNU Net.


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