Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are finished

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 were RTMd yesterday (June 22nd). Products are finished now, the code won’t be changed and the preparations for making them available via Download as well as producing the DVDs has started. Read the announcements on the official blogs: 
http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/windows-server-2008-r2-rtm.aspx
http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/22/windows-7-has-been-released-to-manufacturing.aspx

The products will be available soon, depending on which channels:

Downloads:

  • MSDN/Technet: W7 Aug 6, R2 Aug 14
  • Partner Network: W7 Aug 16, R2 Aug 19
  • Action Pack: Aug 23 (W7 & R2)
  • Volume Licensing (SA): W7 Aug 7, R2 Aug 19

The Evaluation-Version of Windows Server 2008 will be available on August 20th on the following page:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/try-it.aspx

Win7 will be available in stores Oktober 22nd, R2 on September 14th. The pre-order of Win7 is already running for a couple weeks.

Windows 7 will only be available in English on the Dates above, additional languages will follow early October. WS08R2 will be available in a couple languages such as English, German, Spanish,… and additional languages will be made available later in September.
http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/when-to-expect-windows-server-2008-r2-rtm.aspx
http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get-windows-7-rtm.aspx

 

I’m very excited to get the final version of both products, I’ve loved and used them in Production using the Release Candidate and can’t wait to install the final version instead! Congrats Microsoft!!! What a release!



One Response to “Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are finished”

  1.   Mike Kline Says:

    Used the the RC in production? Wow cool place you get to work at Ulf.

    Here in the US Federal space we may get to them in production…by 2011 :)

    Talk to you later

    Mike

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