MS Office and Virtual PC 6.1 on Aug 12?

Previous rumors that Microsoft's Mac Office suite would be revamped should come into being by tomorrow.

Microsoft acquired Virtual PC from Connectix in February 2003. According to statements from the Mac software division of Microsoft, continued development for Virtual PC is promised.

Microsoft's acquistion of Virtual PC should be complete by August 15, 2003.

Today, Virtual PC customers received emails from Connectix indicating that Virtual PC 6.1 would be launched on August 12th by Microsoft. Virtual PC 6.0 users may upgrade for free, while 5.0 customers will be eligble for upgrade pricing.

August 12th is also the rumored date for Microsoft Office revamp - with a new Professional Microsoft Office being offered for the same retail price ($499) as the current version of Office for Mac. The new Professional Version will include Virtual PC as part of the bundle. Office v. X Standard ($399) and Office v. X Student and Teacher ($149) are also expected.

Update: Reuters has subsequently posted confirmation.

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