Microsoft has announced that they will allow people to download the upcoming Windows Vista operating system. They will also allow downloads of Microsoft Office 2007. Customers will be able to buy the operating system in either 32-bit or 64-bit versions. The downloads will be priced the same as the retail boxed versions but won’t include the manuals or paperwork that comes with the boxed versions.

Microsoft also talked about its Windows anytime upgrade where users would be able to upgrade to a higher version of windows by paying the difference between what they have and what they want. Since the all of the versions of the operating system come on a single DVD all they need to do after paying is pop in their DVD and run the upgrade.

The third thing they talked about is for a limited time between January 30 and June 30 customers who buy the retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate can pay an additional $49.99 each they can install Windows Vista Home Premium on up to two computers in the same household.