Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer rang the bell at the opening of the markets.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Outside Nasdaq

Across the street, the Reuters building was ablaze with Microsoft signs.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Outside Nasdaq

Across the street, the Reuters building was ablaze with Microsoft signs.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Inside Nasdaq

Waiting in line for an hour before letting the press in to hear Steve Ballmers keynote.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - A warm day

Microsoft helpers donned parkas expecting cold late November weather, but instead sweated it out in mid-60s temperatures.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Steve Ballmer keynote

The Microsoft CEO was excited but more subdued than usual. He called the Vista, Office, Exchange and Sharepoint releases, the biggest in company history.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Steve Ballmer keynote

Ballmer said Vista and Office are among 30 new products being released now and over the next few months.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - AMD laptops

The Acer Ferrari 5000, left, and the Dell 131L are Vista-ready.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Dell laptop

Hardware vendors including Dell displayed systems running Vista and Office 2007.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - HP laptop

HPs demo highlighted the new collaboration capabilities of Office 2007.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Intel vPro

The Intel vPro laptops were missing in action.

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Windows Vista: Ready for a New Day - Lenovo laptops

Lenovo showed off a laptop and a Tablet PC running Vista.

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