Microsoft will ship Windows 7 sometime in or near Jan. 2010, according to a letter company senior vice president Bill Veghte sent to Microsoft customers Tuesday.
The letter, sent to enterprise and business customers, will eventually be publicly posted on Microsoft’s Web site.
In the letter sent to “Windows Customers” and titled “An Update on the Windows Roadmap,” Veghte said “our plan is to deliver Windows 7 approximately three years after the January 2007 general availability launch date of Windows Vista.”
Veghte wrote, “You have told us you want a more regular, predictable Windows release schedule” and he said that was the impetus for setting the 2010 the ship date.
Vista has been slowly gaining steam, but is still drawing fire from critics who say it has not lived up to promises. (link)