Breaking News!! Microsoft Hits A Road Bump – Delay in Office 2007 Ship Date

Microsoft is delaying the release of Office 2007 due to performance problems.

In an article on "Microsoft Delays Release of Office" Microsoft’s public relations firm, Microsoft said it now plans to release the product to big business customers by the end of the year, instead of in October as planned. "

Consumers and other business users are now scheduled to get the product in early 2007. Microsoft had previously said it would be broadly available in January, to coincide with the delayed release of Microsoft’s Windows Vista computer operating system.

“Feedback on quality and performance will ultimately determine the exact dates,” the company said in the statement.

Microsoft has made early versions, or betas, of Office 2007 available for technical experts to download and test. In the statement, Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft said the delay was due to "internal testing and the beta 2 feedback around product performance.”

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