Windows 7 RTM and Other Dates

image The much-anticipated operating systems Windows 7 hit RTM (Release To Manufacturing) status today (Wed July 22, 2009) which means, in layman’s terms, the program is officially done. The build number is 7600.

Windows Server 2008 R2 hit RTM today as well. Read about it on the Windows Server Blog:
When to expect Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM

Now comes the hard part – more waiting…

Here are the Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 dates you need to be aware of:

Want to download and try out the Release Candidates?
Here are the download links (until Aug 20, 2009):

Here’s a short video of the Windows 7 RTM Sign-Off celebration:

Congratulations to Microsoft and the Windows 7 Team on delivering an awesome product that will finally lay XP to rest (though it may still live on virtually in XP Mode).

Source: Eric Ligman’s blog

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