While talking about Windows Embedded with a customer last week, a question came up about the next major release of the Windows Embedded operating system. From past experience we know that usually the Embedded version is released a few months after the release of the full version of the operating system. Looking at the current release of the Embedded operating system, Windows 7 was formally released on 22.10.2009, and Windows Embedded Standard 7 was released Read More …
Be aware of the upcoming End of Support for Windows Vista (RTM) and Windows XP SP2. More details here. Also read End of support for Windows 2000 and Extended Support phase transition for Windows Server 2003 here
Now that Windows7 RTM is available on MSDN, some might wonder when the 2008-R2 bits are being made available. Then read this article on the Windows Server Division WebLog.
Windows7 has been signed-off and now goes into RTM. See the video below where contributing development teams give their go to release Windows7. Windows Engineering blog – RTM announcement http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/07/22/our-next-engineering-milestone-rtm.aspx Windows 7 Team blog – When will you get Windows 7 http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get-windows-7-rtm.aspx
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM and General Availability dates were confirmed today by Microsoft. http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/06/02/windows-server-2008-r2-rtm-and-general-availability.aspx