Vista Delayed Again
Microsoft is now planning to deliver business versions in November 2006 and the consumer versions in 2007.
By Mary Jo Foley
The unthinkable has happened: Microsoft has delayed Windows Vista yet again. Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft’s Platforms & Services Division, announced on March 21 during a conference call that Microsoft is now planning to roll out Windows Vista in two stages.
The business, volume-licensed versions of Vista will now ship in November 2006, as many expected. But the consumer, retail versions of Vista won’t be ready until January 2007.
Until March 21, Microsoft officials had said Vista would be ready to ship in time for the holiday 2006 selling season.