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Thread: Microsoft Press Release - Windows 7 Has RTM'd

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    Jul 22, 2009 03:40 PM

    REDMOND, Wash. July 22, 2009 - Microsoft Corp. 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. With the completion of this development phase, industry partners are readying products in time for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 worldwide general launches. Windows 7 will be generally available to customers around the world on October 22, and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be generally available on or before that date. As always, current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers and TechNet subscribers will be among the first to get customer access to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in the coming weeks.


    3:40 PM Wednesday Jul 22, 2009 Brandon LeBlanc
    MS Windows 7 Team Blogger - Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

    I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d!

    As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going through significant testing and meeting our quality bar for RTM. Then, it goes though all the validation checks required for RTM including having all languages of that build completed. If all the validation checks have passed - sign-off for RTM can occur. Today after all the validation checks were met, we signed off and declared build 7600 as RTM.


    03:53 PM Tuesday Jul 21, 2009 Brandon LeBlanc
    MS Windows 7 Team Blogger - When will you get Windows 7 RTM?

    Last edited by Nucleus; 07-23-2009 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Corrected link.

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    Very nice. Luckily my cousin works for microsoft so I hope I can get a cheap copy :-D

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    someone up it please!

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    In Summary - Official availability... (English language, see end note about other languages).

    ISV and IHV (Independent Software/Hardware Vendor) Partners - Download via Microsoft Connect or MSDN on August 6th.

    MSDN/Technet Subscribers - Download August 6th.

    Microsoft Partner Program Gold/Certified Members -
    Download via Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) on August 16th.

    OEM's - Approximately two days after RTM.

    Microsoft Action Pack Subscribers - Download August 23rd.

    Volume License (VL) Customer With An Existing Software Assurance (SA) License - Download via the Volume License Service Center (VLSC) August 7th.

    Volume License (VL) Customer Without An Existing Software Assurance (SA) License - Purchase through Volume Licensing August 7th.

    General Availability (Everyone Else) - October 22nd.

    Remaining languages will become available by October 1st.

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