Windows 7 has RTM’d and if you are a TechNet and/or MSDN subscriber you have not doubt downloaded it and installed it already. If you are coming to TechDays you’ll also get your hands on Windows 7 through your TechNet subscription included as part of your registration. But what if you don’t have any access to these options?
Well today you can download a 90 day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise so that you can give it a run through, start testing applications and develop a deployment plan. A few things to be aware of before you download the Evaluation code from the Springboard Series site on TechNet:
· A limited number of licenses are available, so the download will only be available while supplies last.
· Following the 90 day evaluation period, IT Pros who wish to continue to use Windows 7 Enterprise will be required to purchase and perform a clean installation of Windows 7, including drivers and applications.
· Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 90-Day Trial is the final Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. This is the same software that is available to Volume Licensing (VL) through Software Assurance (SA) and is feature-complete.
· Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day Trial is available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese in both 32 and 64 bit versions.
· Activation of Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day Trial is required within 10 days after installation, or the product will shut down every hour. Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day Trial is valid for 90 days after installation. After expiration, your computer will shut down every hour.
Once your trial expires you will have to reinstall but if you have some spare hardware or VM resources this is a great way to get some hands on experience. So give it a try and bring your questions to TechDays! We’ve got two jam packed days covering Windows deployment and application compatibility. Also be sure to check out the Springboard Portal for more technical guidance, tips, and tools you can keep up all the general technical information and news by following the Springboard Series blog, becoming a Springboard Insider or by following our Twitter feed @MSspringboard