Well, Longhorn…sorry, Vista Time. Jim Allchin finally posted the announcement ending five years of development to the Vista Blog. Build 6000.16386 has gone gold (RTM, Released to Manufacturing). Microsoft expects to have 18 languages at the January launch, and 32 within 100 days of English RTM.
No sign of RTM on MSDN yet, but Saturday is looking promising. According to the MSDN Downloads page, “Windows Vista and Office 2007 will be available through MSDN Subscriber downloads within 7 days of release to manufacture”. Still no word if/when it will appear on Connect.
Well done to Microsoft on reaching this goal.