So I have a Vista RC 1 dvd sitting waiting to be inserted into my laptop, but honestly if I'm going to go balls to the wall beta then I want to wait until the new technical refresh of office is out to have both things on my system.

a) will it be avilable to the public? if it isn't then i'll get it from the taco stand either way, i don't know why microsoft doesn't see this.

b) when will it come out?