Microsoft is beaming after the official launch of Vista and
Office 2007 to business customers. Microsoft is betting heavily on its two
latest software releases and an estimated 90 million copies of Vista
worldwide within the next year. The simultaneous launch of Vista and Office
2007 also marks the first time that Microsoft has launched two flagship applications
together since Windows 95 and Office 95 over 10 years ago.
Microsoft notes that Windows 95 brought TCP/IP to the
mainstream allowing for a huge surge in Internet activity while Windows XP made
wireless networking and mobility prevalent throughout the computing industry.
With Vista, Microsoft looks to push the boundaries of graphics technology and
"These are game-changing products," said Microsoft
CEO Steve Ballmer. "It’s an incredible step forward for business computing
in a year of unprecedented innovation from Microsoft. We expect that more than
200 million people will be using at least one of these products by the end of
According to Microsoft, its new software products are aimed
to advance the industry in the following four areas:
Simplifying how people work together.
Finding information and improving business insight.
Helping protect and manage content.
Increasing security and helping reduce IT costs.
"During the last decade, Windows 95 and Office 95
transformed the way people work. These new products announced today are the
most advanced work that Microsoft has ever done, and I believe they signal the
beginning of a new wave of innovation that will have an even more profound
impact during the next decade," said Ballmer.
You can go the following links to see pricing for Windows Vista and Office 2007. Both
applications are due to reach retail customers on January 30, 2007.