It's not just Windows Vista and Office 2007 that are closing in on their release-to-manufaturing (RTM) dates. Internet Explorer 7 is nearing the finish line, as well.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
Microsoft posted for download on October 6, as expected, a new test build of Vista, No. 5744. The company also sent a note the same day to its Technology Adoption Program (TAP) partners who are testing Office 2007, notifying them that Office 2007 is just weeks away from release to manufacturing (RTM).
So what ever happened to the brave Mozilla delegation that accepted Microsoft’s invitation earlier this summer to travel to the belly of the Borg?
Microsoft and its PC partners ars preparing to launch Vista-upgrade coupons later this month. Meanwhile, Microsoft is prepping a new -- and potentially final -- Vista test build, No. 5744, for download any day now.
What are some of the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) and Volume Activation 2.0 aspects that are not common knowledge – but about which Microsoft watchers still might want to know? Here’s my short list.
Another day, another mashup. Isn’t Microsoft’s “Nemo
It looks like the final broadscale Vista test build is going to hit some time the week of October 2.
Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) isn’t the only Microsoft anti-piracy scheme that might raise the hackles of future Vista customers. Volume Activation 2.0 is worrying some Vista testers who’ve had a chance to dabble with early versions of that technology.
Microsoft has “one more EDW
Microsoft is predicting on the very day that Microsoft launches Vista for businesses – which officials are (still) saying will happen some time in November 2006 – business customers who’ve been testing the operating system will launch 60,000 worldwide seats of Vista