It’s official. Windows 7 has released to manufacturing. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2009/jul09/07-22Windows7RTMPR.mspx
It’s official. Windows Server 2008 R2 has released to Manufacturing http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/windows-server-2008-r2-rtm.aspx
It’s official. Hyper-V server R2 has released to manufacturing http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/07/22/windows-server-2008-r2-hyper-v-server-2008-r2-rtm.aspx
When will be able to get your hands on it http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get-windows-7-rtm.aspx
Woo hoo !
How long after RTM will we get license numbers from our SA Enterprise Agreement?
As I understand it the keys will be available at the same time as the downloads.
As a UK MSDN subscriber, will I be able to download the *real* Windows 7 (as opposed to the crippled "E" version)? I don't want to be forced to completely rebuild my Vista PC just because the EU are idiots!
Richard the truth is I don't know. But since MSDN and Technet are supposed to allow you to test software it would seem to me that we need to offer all the versions to all subscribers.
Thanks for the response. It now looks like the "E" version isn't going to be shipped after all!