If you are not a regular reader of the Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering blog (and shame on you for that…), you may have missed the rather low-key announcement of a pretty huge achievement late last week as Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 all reached RTM, the final engineering milestone of the product release process.
So now, after some 5.5 million Beta downloads, and a rapid deployment and testing program that encompassed more than 5000 organizations and partners, the final code is ready to release. Firstly to our Volume License customers (from April 27, for those on Software Assurance) and then through retail stores from June 1.
The officially launch to our business customers will be at the Virtual Launch Event on May 12 (see my previous blog about this event). The physical event (which I guess is a virtual, virtual event…?) is actually pretty small by Microsoft standards, but will be streamed live around the globe from the world’s largest broadcasting studios – the NBC Studios in New York. The event and related site will include a keynote from Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft’s Business Division, and showcase product demos, customer and partner testimonials, and interviews with product managers and other executives.
If you want to get an idea of some of the productivity benefits that the Wave 14 products can offer your business when run alongside our Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions, check out the New Way to do Business demo, featuring our own recently RTM’d and soon-to-be-released ERP product, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010.
Congratulations to all those hard working development boffins on bringing Wave 14 in on time. Now, like Wave 14, you might finally make it to the beach.