Microsoft: Developers to Get Windows 7 RTM Aug. 6
Microsoft plans to release Windows 7 to developers on Aug. 6, a Windows team spokesman said in a blog post.Microsoft plans to release Windows 7 to developers on Aug. 6, a Windows team spokesman said in a blog post. In a July 21 blog post, Brandon LeBlanc, a Windows communications manager at Microsoft, said, "Developers with MSDN [Microsoft Developer Network] Subscriptions will be able to download Windows 7 RTM [release to manufacturing] in English on August 6th and remaining languages by October 1st."
In addition, Leblanc said Microsoft independent software vendor (ISV) and independent hardware vendor (IHV) partners, as well as IT professionals with TechNet subscriptions also will be able to download Windows 7 RTM on Aug. 6. Microsoft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners will begin receiving Windows 7 two days after RTM.
"Windows 7 will be in retail stores and shipping on new PCs starting October 22nd. If you pre-ordered Windows 7, it should be delivered sometime around the October 22nd timeframe (depends on the retailer)."