Microsoft has officially announced to ActiveWin the release date of Windows Vista. Windows Vista will be made officially available to consumers in January 2007, while making Windows Vista available to businesses only in November 2006. In addition, there will be a feature complete Beta 2 CTP released in the next quarter. “…we need a few more weeks, quality is paramount…we are on the home stretch here…we need to know what kind of testing that needs to be done in order that this is the most secure and safe system” and “quality is till the top thing..and I am going to stay here until things are right…it will be done this year”, said Jim Allchin, co-president, Platforms & Services Division, Microsoft regarding the delay. Also check out the Microsoft Watch story.