“Great news! Today we’re announcing the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista.
Yes, you read it right — development of Windows Vista is complete.
Want proof? Watch this video and hear it from Jim Allchin himself.
Watch the video!
And just what is this so-called RTM? It’s the major milestone where we can confidently say that Microsoft is done with Windows Vista and will be handing it off to our industry partners: PC makers, ISVs and IHVs. They in turn will continue to ramp-up in earnest now that the target is locked — for example, by refining hardware drivers — in order to complete the cycle and make Windows Vista available via retail channels on 30 January 2007. On that date Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system will be available to customers around the world.
Vista will be available to for general retail availability Jan 30th, 2007.
View: Windows Vista Team Blog