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Release the Windows 7 !

Release the Windows 7 !

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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!


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