Details are still coming in, but the Wall Street Journal has just reported that Microsoft will delay the release of
Windows Vista from the second half of 2006 until January
of 2007. This marks the second delay for Microsoft's next generation operating system.
In a conference call with press and
analysts, Jim Allchin, the co-president of Microsoft's Platforms &
Services Division, said that the company plans to release Windows
Vista under "general availability" in January 2007.
Microsoft just released the
CTP build of Windows Vista late last month. You can read Paul Thurrott's thoughts on that build here.
quote: Actually, the release date "slips" are probably a planned thing.