TechNet Slipup Sheds Light into Windows 7 RC Release Date
Article by George Norman
On 27 Mar 2009
After testing the official Windows 7 Beta and other Windows 7 builds that were leaked online and coming to the conclusion that Microsoft’s operating system is properly good, it goes without saying that users are anxious to get their hands on the Release Candidate (RC) of the OS. All sorts of release date-related rumors and predictions have been making the rounds on the web, but the latest insight comes from Microsoft TechNet itself.

It seems that someone on the TechNet team goofed and posted a Windows 7 Release Candidate article ahead of time. As you can see from the image at the bottom, the article is “Published: May 2009”, and says that Windows 7 RC will be made available for download “at least until June” with no limits on “the number of product keys”. The post also indicates that the Release Candidate will expire one year later, on the 1st of June 2010.

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“Welcome to Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) testing. We’re on our way to Windows 7, and the RC is a great opportunity for IT professionals like you to take Windows 7 and begin testing it in your real environment. You get to see what’s coming, and we get to see if our changes and fixes from the Beta testing are working correctly. We want to encourage you to install and actively test the RC code. This will help us ensure Windows 7 is the best possible release, and help you get ready for Windows 7 deployment,” said the post which has been taken down and is no longer available online (only available through media outlets that recorded the slipup and can provide photographic proof of it).

Considering the source of the information, we can expect it to be accurate; but you should take all of this with a grain of salt. Microsoft has yet to confirm the information included in this recent leak. What we do know for sure is how Microsoft plans to enhance and further enhance Windows 7 Release Candidate, we have no official release date.





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