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Microsoft Announces Pricing for Windows Vista
Posted on 6-Sep-2006 09:26. | Tags Filed under: News.


Microsoft Announces Pricing for Windows Vista
Following the release of Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1), Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to make RC1 available for broad customer and partner testing. The company is also communicating the U.S. estimated retail pricing for all Windows Vista editions.

The announcements signal a major step for the technology industry toward the final availability of Windows Vista, currently targeted for volume license customers in November 2006 and general availability in January 2007.

Microsoft first made Windows Vista RC1 available to a small group of technical customers on Friday, 1 September, and plans to broadly release the code to current Windows Vista Customer Preview Program (CPP) participants this week. In addition, Microsoft will reopen the CPP, a popular pre-release testing program, to new enrollments in coming days. In total, Microsoft plans to make Windows Vista RC1 available to more than 5 million customers worldwide.

Prices for the Microsoft Windows Vista editions remain unchanged compared with the equivalent Windows XP editions, with the prices of some editions constant since Windows 95. Also, 64-bit support and Tablet PC and touch technology are standard features of the Home Premium and Business editions.

In addition, Microsoft is delivering tools to enable partners to earn and display the "Certified for Windows Vista" Software Quality Logo. The "Certified for Windows Vista" logo ensures quality Windows Vista experience for customers and enables Microsoft partners to take advantage of program benefits designed to help promote and market their applications and devices.

These are the SKUs and prices for the software in the U.S.:
  • Windows Vista Business: Suggested retail price for full package product, $299.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $199.00 USD.
  • Windows Vista Enterprise: Not available at retail. This is only available for MS Volume License customers
  • Windows Vista Home Premium: Full package product, $239.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $159.00 USD.
  • Windows Vista Home Basic: Full package product, $199.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $99.95 USD.
  • Windows Vista Ultimate: Full package product, $399.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $259.00 USD.





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