Last Friday, the fine folks at Microsoft officially released the Office 2007 suite to manufacturing. What that means in regular-folk-speak: The product is complete and is being pressed onto CDs right now. Business customers will get it VERY soon (like within the next two weeks), while the general public will get it early in 2007.
And, by the way, Jim Rapoza from eWeek Micorosoft Watch gets it absolutely right when he points out that SharePoint (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or MOSS) is the biggest piece of a very big pie. MOSS is really the base technology which the entire release revolves around.
If you're looking to get into the Micorosoft Partner-o-sphere, I would STRONGLY suggest you immerse yourself in MOSS. And, once you're an expert, give me a ring - I'll just bet we'll have a spot for you here at Catapult Systems.
One last addition: Vista has gone gold as well. That happened today.
There're gonna be some parties in Redmond tonight!