OK folks – here are some details on RTM availability. Availability depends on who you are. The information below is from the Windows Team Blog :
Partners & OEM’s
Developers: Developers with MSDN Subscriptions will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English on August 6th, and remaining languages by October 1st
Consumers: Windows 7 will be in retail stores and shipping on October 22nd as we mentioned in our earlier post .
Windows Server 2008 R2 Availability – Evaluation software for Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available in the first half of August. The full product will be available to customers with Software Assurance in the second half of August.
For our IT Admins out there, here are some of the updated management tools in Windows Server 2008 R2 (taken from the Windows Server Blog :
If you combine Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in your environment, there are some really cool features that you can use:
OK Folks – that should be enough to whet your appetite. Don’t forget that in October we’ll be running a Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 launch series similar to the one we did last February for Windows Server 2008. Until next time …
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