Microsoft Office 2004 Pro + Virtual PC

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  1. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    Anyone know when it is shipping? Some shops say "mid-july" - has anyone pre-ordered it and got an email saying estimated ship date?

    I really want VPC for my G5
    Thanks
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...the latest rumour says it is delayed until september (at least)....oh yeah!
     
  3. jdogg707 macrumors regular

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    Where did you hear this? I heard late July, early August from MacConnection when I put in my pre-order for VPC7.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....I don't recall which site a read that at...it was a couple weeks ago - might have been at insanelygreat. Even M$ said it would be "second half of 2004" which in my mind does not mean a july release is very likely....oh yeah!
     
  5. SpaceMagic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    been looking around and apparantly Microsoft have said they are releasing VPC7 along with Windows XP Service Pack 2, which was meant to be out in May, then July, then January 2005 but two weeks ago MS have said that it DEFO will be out in August (SP2). Therefore, I'm guessing so will VPC7
     
  6. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    According to the MSFT site, they were originally planning on a first half release but they adjusted their timeframe to "meet a more realistic quota." (I'm not sure that's a direct quote, but it's similar :p) Therefore, I get the impression that they just needed a little more time to make things perfect - not a half a year to finish.

    JOD8FY
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I just recieved this E.Mail today, anyone else? Thoughts.

    Microsoft Corp Order #
    Item ID #Y15-00018 OFFICE MAC PRO 2004 EN CD TECH GUAR

    The new expected ship date for your product is 9/13/04.

    If you still wish to receive this product, if available by the new expected ship date shown above, please let us know by responding to this e-mail and placing an X in front of option #1 below, or by contacting our customer service department at 866-695-0778. If you do not respond to this e-mail or contact our customer service department within 30 days, your order will be cancelled and a refund issued, if applicable.

    If you wish to receive the product when it becomes available, even if after the expected ship date, you may update your order by responding to this e-mail and placing an X in front of option #2 below, or by contacting our customer service department at 866-695-0778.

    To respond to this e-mail communication:
    Click the Reply button in your e-mail application
    Place an X in front of either option #1 or #2
    Click the send button in your e-mail application

    Please choose from the following by placing an X in front of the desired action:

    #1 ___ Please SHIP MY ORDER if the product is available by the new expected ship date.

    #2 ___ Please SHIP MY ORDER when it becomes available, even if after the new expected ship date shown. I understand that I may still cancel my order at any time before you ship the product to me by contacting 866-695-0778.

    This address is the SHIP TO address currently in our records. If your SHIP TO address has changed or is incorrect, please contact our customer service department at 866-695-0778 and a representative will be happy to update your order.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Bingo! Depending, of course, on how much you rely on the "expected" part.
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That's very typical of Microsoft - in fact, it reminds me of the constant delays of the Longhorn release. I don't use MS Office for Mac or VPC, but I can understand the reasons those that need them need them. I was looking forward to finding out benchmarks for VPC7 - looks like I'll have to wait until September.
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I just received Microsoft 2004 Standard Version CD today. It contains Entourage, Word, Excel, & Power Point.
     
  11. NovacaineX macrumors newbie

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    Looks to be October

    An e-mail sent to MacMinute by Microsoft notes that: "As you may know, Virtual PC 7 ships with Windows XP both in a box by itself as well as in the Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition. We are waiting for the release of Windows XP SP2 in order to offer the most recent, most secure version of Windows XP to our Virtual PC for Mac customers."

    http://www.macminute.com/2004/07/22/virtualpc
     

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