Thursday, July 30, 2009

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Manufacturing

Microsoft today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems. This signals the completion of the development phase and industry partners including OEMs and Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs), are now readying products in time for the worldwide general launches of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows 7 will be available by October to customers across the world, with current Windows Volume License customers, MSDN subscribers and TechNet subscribers getting first access in the coming weeks itself.

With Windows 7, Microsoft is delivering a foundation for exceptional customer experiences across applications, services and devices. Windows 7 enhances PC manageability and introduces compelling new experiences, delivering an operating system that is nimble, highly reliable, more secure, optimized for today's powerful hardware and able to easily connect with the devices people use today. It reflects an evolved approach to engineering that weaves customer and partner feedback more closely into the development process. Windows 7 delivers innovative new features while focusing on preserving application and device compatibility.

Key time lines

Audience

When they will receive Software images of Win 7

OEMs

Next 2 days

ISV (Independent software vendor) and IHV (Independent hardware vendor)

August 6th, 2009

Developers with MSDN Subscriptions

August 6th, 2009

Volume License (VL) customer with an existing Software Assurance (SA)

7th August, 2009

Microsoft Partner Program Gold/Certified Members

August 16th, 2009

Volume License customers without a SA license

1st September, 2009

Microsoft Action Pack Subscribers

August 23rd, 2009


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