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Vista's Low-Key Launch

Windows 3.0 and Windows 95 were monster launches -- you would have thought cancer had been cured. But despite calling it the "biggest launch in company history," last Thursday's Vista press conference in New York was as subdued as Don Rumsfeld getting his walking papers.

As Redmond magazine editor Ed Scannell explained, he expects the real launch to happen in January, when the consumer version of Vista appears.

But how many times can you launch a product?

Despite the ho-hum Vista debut, 2007 will be a huge year for new tools, like Exchange 2007 and about 29 other products. Microsoft will be keeping this writer very busy.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 04, 2006


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