Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM Timeframes

At TechEd 2009 in the US today, we announced that we expect Windows 7 to RTM in time for the holiday shopping season.  (RTM = Release To Manufacturing) According to the Windows Team Blog – “If the telemetry we receive from the Windows 7 RC meets our expectations in terms of quality, then we expect…


Windows 7 RC – Available Now & Packed Full of Features

The Release Candidate (RC) of the highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system is now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers here.  As per my last post, broader public availability will begin May 6 (NZ time) on the Microsoft Download Center here. The RC milestone is a result of feedback from millions of customers and…


Windows 7 Release Candidate Update

As per the Windows Team Blog, the RC is on track for April 30th for  download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader, public availability will begin on May 5th – these are the US dates, so for NZ expect May 1 for MSDN/TechNet downloads and May 6 for broad availability. Short and sweet.