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November 8, 2006

Windows Vista goes gold

Posted by David Hunter at 5:42 PM ET.

As had been expected, Microsoft’s much delayed new client operating system, Windows Vista, was released to manufacturing today according to Jim Allchin, Co-President of Microsoft’s Platforms and Services Division who tersely blogged, “It’s time!” (Video here.)

Some further details from the 11AM PST press call with Allchin (see also [1], [2]):

There’s also an anticlimactic press Q&A here.

Update: Chris at LiveSide points to this post on the Windows Live OneCare 1.5 will also ship on January 30 with support for Vista.

Update Nov. 9: Also at Live Side, Kip Kniskern notes that the Windows Live Safety Scanner beta now supports Vista.



Filed under Microsoft, OS - Client, Windows Live, Windows Live OneCare, Windows Live Safety Scanner, Windows Vista

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2 Responses to “Windows Vista goes gold”

  1. Famous last words from Allchin, Gates -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Hard news for the Windows Live OneCare and Windows Live Safety Scanner folks, I guess, but we’ll see how gentle time is in treating this hubris. [...]

  2. Exchange RTM in December, lags Nov. 30 launch -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Office 2007 has RTMed, Windows Vista has RTMed, and now comes word from Peter Galli at Microsoft Watch on the release to manufacturing of Exchange Server 2007, the third product that will be launched on Nov. 30: Exchange Server 2007 will be released to manufacturing in December and be available to customers within a number of days after that, Microsoft officials have confirmed. [...]

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