Though there are Beta 2 version of nearly all Microsoft “next generation” applications available currently, we still don’t seem to have a solid launch timeframe – at least not one that isn’t pushed back regularly.
The latest? Looks like early 2007 for Office 2007 – which may also coincide with the release of the long-awaited, and long overdue Vista operating system (Windows XP has been around since 2001/2002!).
Alas, there are some planned pricing schemas already available for the Office 2007 Suite and you can find them here: