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November 30, 2006

Vista, Office, and Exchange Launched

Posted by David Hunter at 11:44 AM ET.

Microsoft today staged a rolling launch of Windows Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 , and associated products starting in Sydney, Australia and wrapping around the world through Asia and Europe to Steve Ballmer in New York who is still speaking as I write. The launch event so far has been as devoid of excitement as expected, but the important thing is that Microsoft at long last got Vista out the door.

Update: For the sake of completeness, according to the press release linked above, the full set of products launched today was:

Products Released

An * below indicates the product is available now.

Client upgrades
• Windows Vista Business *
• Office Professional 2007 *
• Office Project Professional 2007 *
• Office Visio Professional 2007 *
• Office InfoPath 2007 *
• Office OneNote 2007 *
• Office Communicator 2007

Client enterprise editions
• Windows Vista Enterprise *
• Office Enterprise 2007 *

Server upgrades
• Exchange Server 2007 *
• Office SharePoint Server 2007*
• Office Project Server 2007 *
• Forefront Security for Exchange Server *
• Forefront Security for SharePoint *
• System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Server Enterprise editions
• Windows Rights Management Services *
• System Center Operations Manager Enterprise 2007
• Unified Messaging Services for Exchange *
• Excel and Forms Services for SharePoint *

New products
• Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance
• Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 *
• Office Forms Server 2007 *
• Office SharePoint Designer 2007*
• Office Communications Server 2007
• “Voice Call Management” for Office Communication Server 2007
• Office PerformancePoint Server 2007
• Forefront Client Security
• Office Sharepoint Server for Search 2007 *
• SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007
• System Center “Desktop”
• Office Groove Server 2007*
• Office Groove 2007 *
• Exchange Hosted Services*



Filed under Configuration Manager, Exchange, Executives, Forefront, Forms Server, Groove, Groove Server, Hosted Services, InfoPath, Microsoft, OS - Client, OS - Server, Office, Office 2007, Office Communications Server, OneNote, Operations Manager, PerformancePoint Server, Project, Project Portfolio Server, Project Server, Servers, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Server for Search, Steve Ballmer, Visio, Windows Rights Management Services, Windows Vista

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3 Responses to “Vista, Office, and Exchange Launched”

  1. Vista, Office launch reaction roundup -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] It turns out that we shouldn’t have worried that Thursday’s launch of Vista and Office (et. al.) was rather ho hum - there are apparently  two more Vista launch events to come and that’s just in the USA. CEO Steve Ballmer says Microsoft will spend hundred of millions of dollars marketing Vista making it Microsoft’s most widely marketed product. Now instead of wondering about the apathy, one is forced to question the overkill. After all, as Carl Howe observes, Microsoft is a toll collector: So what’s wrong with being a toll collector? Not a thing. It’s just like being a utility — it provides a consistent earning stream that should generate significant dividends. The only problem: Microsoft isn’t valued like a utility; it’s valued as a technology company with a price earnings ratio of 23, whereas utility companies tend to be in the teens. And its dividend yield of 1.3% is a far cry from the 2% to 4% of utility firms. And utility companies don’t devote seven billion a year to research and development either, nor do they launch me-too music players like Zune. They do, however, have an obligation to do maintenance on their properties, and that’s exactly what Vista and Office are: maintenance. [...]

  2. Microsoft releases PerformancePoint Server CTP -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Last Thursday when Microsoft launched Vista, Office 2007, and Exchange 2007, a number of other products came along for the ride, including some that are quite a ways from availability. One such is Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 for which a CTP was released today: Microsoft Corp. today announced the release of the first community technology preview (CTP) for its integrated performance management application Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Scheduled for general availability in mid-2007, Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 brings together next-generation monitoring, analytics and planning capabilities in a complete performance management application. Beginning today, customers can visit http://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?siteid=181 to download the first bits of code and test the product’s capabilities in a real-world business environment. [...]

  3. Microsoft’s Exchange 2007 released to manufacturing -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] The last of the big three products from the big Nov. 30 launch has been released to manufacturing according to Terry Myerson at The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog: This morning, we signed off Exchange 2007 for release to you! [...]

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