Microsoft announced today it has completed the software code for Office 2007. It will begin offering it to corporate customers on November 30.
Microsoft will also make the new Windows Vista operating system and 2007 Exchange e-mail server available to business customers on the same day, and said all the products will become widely available to consumers in early 2007.
By announcing the Microsoft Office 2007 suite was ready for "release to manufacturing," it signals that the product is relatively bug-free and suitable for wide distribution.
"We've crossed the development finish line," said Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft's business division, in a statement.