The long-awaited Windows Vista and Office 2007 will make their Canadian debut with a launch event in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Nov. 23, according to Microsoft’s MSDN Canada website.
Microsoft will hold a series of events to introduce Vista and Office 2007—along with the next version of its Exchange messaging server, Exchange Server 2007—to its business customers throughout Canada.
Following the Edmonton event, which will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre, Microsoft will hold events in Toronto on Dec. 5, Montreal on Dec. 7 and Ottawa on Dec. 12, according to the site.
The main site with information about the launch events can be found here.
At the launch events, Microsoft will give attendees an overview and demonstrations of the products, and there will also be special sessions for developers, IT professionals, and business and government customers, according to the site. Microsoft partners also will be showcasing wares that use the new products in a Partner Pavilion that will be set up at the events.
Microsoft has not confirmed exactly when it will release Vista to manufacturers and business customers, saying only that it will be ready in November, with a consumer release scheduled for January 2007. There is still no public information on when Vista will launch in the United States or other countries.
Though Vista was delayed several times, Microsoft last week assured customers that there will be no more delays and that everything is on track to release Vista according to the current schedule.
Microsoft could not immediately be reached for comment.
-Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service (San Francisco Bureau)
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