LOS ANGELES — May 11, 2009 — Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 2009 kicked off today with announcements of new technologies that enable IT professionals and developers to help their organizations save money and improve efficiencies during difficult economic times. As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company is anticipating that the next version of its client operating system, Windows 7, will be available to customers in time for the holiday shopping season. In addition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC) is available today with the final product releasing to market in the same timeframe as Windows 7.
그리고 Windows Team Blog에서 Brandon LeBlanc은 아래와 같이 포스팅 했습니다.
“If the telemetry we receive from the Windows 7 RC meets our expectations in terms of quality, then we expect to hit RTM in 3 months or so.
Again, check out Steven’s blog post on this process. If this happens, it looks like we’ll be able to have Windows 7 done in time for the holidays. I want to underscore that our top priority remains QUALITY. This guidance does not alter that principle.”
Holiday Shopping Season의 의미가 일년에 여름 휴가 시즌과 겨울 크리스마스 시즌 이렇게 두 번 있는 큰 바겐세일 기간을 의미 한다고 합니다.