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Windows Vista Thread, Official Release Date in Technical; Just spotted this in APC Mag : Originally Posted by APCMag Microsoft has set November 30 as the release date ...
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    Official Release Date

    Just spotted this in APC Mag:

    Quote Originally Posted by APCMag
    Microsoft has set November 30 as the release date for Vista (and Office 2007) to business customers and January 30, 2007 as the date for the official launch to consumers and The World At Large.
    So I guess that means anyone on a schools/select agreement will get it in November. Everyone else will start seeing it turn up on newly bought machines in Feburary.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    What if we're not on a Select Agreement, do you think it will be possible to order them from Ramesys in November?

    Might give them an email and ask.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Probably, because all the stuff I get from Ramesys seem to be done via Select.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Not sure how they do it, just know we ask for another so-many licenses for whatever and we pay and get some paper with the licenses using the same serial.

    I always wonder why none of the kids ever cotton to the fact that every machine in school has a nice unused Windows XP Pro key on the top they could use without trouble?

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Well on the invoices and cover notes I have it always says they are select versions.

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    All of our software bought from Ramesys is on a Select licence. I'm given to understand the Select agreement we use belongs to the Specialist Schools Trust.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    ...and if you have SA on your XP Vol licenses, you should probably get it around then too

    Nath.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Ah found my paperwork, yes Select Agreement.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I've just received a reply to an email I sent to Ramesys regarding price and availability of Vista:

    We believe Vista is going to be released into education in December but have yet to receive official confirmation from Microsoft on release date or price I am afraid. Microsoft historically do tend to release to the corporate world just prior to an educational release.

    As soon as we have pricing we will be sending out a mailer as we did with the latest version of Office 2007, hope this helps.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I never received a mailer for Office 2007.

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    Neither did I but that was the reply he sent.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Don't forget that SIMS does not work/has not been tested with Vista and Office 2007 so don't buy any admin machines

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    Fortuantly Admin machines are "not my problem(tm)"

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    Nice to see Capita are on the ball as usual. SIMS will probably be all ready for Vista just in time for the next OS release ~2012.

    Aren't Capita part owned my Microsoft these days too?

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    Yes, MS has a stake in Captia. Not sure of the percentage though.

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