The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is now available to download for everyone, and is available until June 2009 to download.
So what’s new in the RC? Check out this video explaining some of the enhancements introduced since the Beta release.
If you are considering deploying Windows 7 in an enterprise, try downloading Windows Server 2008 R2 to test out the ‘better together’ features such as Branch Cache.
Support for the RC is via the Windows 7 TechNet forums: Have questions? Need answers? Visit our Windows 7 Forums.
Important note to Windows 7 Beta users: The Windows 7 Beta will expire on August 1, 2009 so you must rebuild your PC with either Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) or another valid version of Windows before July 1, 2009. You will receive a warning two weeks prior to July 1; after this date, your PC will reboot every two hours.
New resources for IT pros:
With the release of the Windows 7 there are also some new resources on the Windows 7 TechCentre. As well as the resources to guide you through your exploration of Windows 7, there is also now support on Piloting and Deploying Windows 7 and Managing Windows 7.
The new site contains helpful information including:
- Demonstration: Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7
- How to Start a Windows 7 Pilot Deployment
- Windows 7 Manageability Overview
TalkingAboutWindows.com—where IT pros can hear the “back stories” from the leading engineers for Windows 7, discussing how and why they made the critical decisions and tradeoffs they did; along with videos of IT pros discussing Windows 7 in their environment