Windows 7 RC Available in May 2009

Microsoft made the Windows 7 Beta version available for the world to download last month.

Now in May 2009 Microsoft plan to release Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) for the world to download and try…

According to rumours and a webpage that was posted to early on Microsoft’s Technet website (since been removed).  Windows 7 RC is due to be published in May 2009 for broad download and that the Windows 7 RC will expire on June 1, 2010.

It is also rumoured that there will be no limit on registration keys, like there was with the earlier Windows 7 Beta build.

…so we just have to wait a little while longer!

The problem for me is I can’t wait – I want it now… I want to see all the changes that have been made since the Windows 7 Beta download (Which was great.)

So until next month.


Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP

Dell Are Liking Windows 7

In a post from Dell product strategist Daniel Judd, the major PC/Server maker are liking Windows 7.

They have tested 100’s of machines with the Windows 7 Beta code and have found the following:

– On many systems we are seeing noticeable improvements in boot to desktop times (versus Vista)
– Almost all existing Vista drivers are working – great sign in terms of compatibility
– Vista Application compatibility is promising as well (including the IE 8 compatibility mode)
– Transcoding (ripping) media files is faster than Vista

…and this information certainly fits in with the positive response I have been seeing in the blogosphere of late.

Now I just wish it was May and I could get my hands on a copy of the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) code!


Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP