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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

    I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going through significant testing and meeting our quality bar for RTM. Then, it goes though all the validation...
  • Blog Post: Sneak Peek at the RTM Announcement!

    I thought I’d share an inside peek from our annual sales kick-off event in Atlanta. Steven Sinofsky joined Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on stage to announce the RTM of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. There’s even a clip of Steve Ballmer signing the gold RTM DVDs. Check it out! Windows 7 Sneak-Peak...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 on Track to Hit This Holiday Season

    There has been quite a bit of speculation and chatter around the timing of milestones for Windows 7. Of course folks want to know when Windows 7 will become available in stores and on new PCs. We’re in a good position today to provide an update to the timing of when we expect for that to happen. I’m...
  • Blog Post: Update on Windows 7 RTM

    I’d like to offer up a little insight into the “Release to Manufacturing” (RTM) for Windows 7. Over the past week, there have been many rumors surrounding RTM. We are close, but have not yet signed off on Windows 7. When we RTM you will most certainly hear it here. As we’ve said all along, we will RTM...
  • Blog Post: The Date for General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 is…

    This is one of those posts where I’m truly excited to be writing. I get to tell you when Windows 7 will be on store shelves! According to input from customers and partners we’ve made a lot of progress with Windows 7. Our milestone-to-milestone approach for Windows 7 is built on a great deal of feedback...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon – Final Release of Windows XP Mode

    Thanks to everyone’s feedback, we’re happy to announce that Windows XP Mode has RTM’d today. We expect to make the final release of Windows XP Mode available via the Microsoft Download Center on October 22nd. OEMs will be able to offer Windows XP Mode on their PCs based on their manufacturing schedules...
  • Blog Post: OEMs Pick Up Windows 7 RTM Code Today in Redmond

    When we announced Windows 7 had RTM’d on Wednesday, I posted that OEMs would receive the RTM code within a few days. Well, it’s been a few days! Earlier today, a handful of OEMs arrived in Redmond to pick up their RTM code. In the past when a Windows release reaches RTM, we have traditionally given some...
  • Blog Post: When will you get Windows 7 RTM?

    When will I get Windows 7 RTM? I recognize this is an important question to have answered. Many of you have said you want to know exactly when you will be able to get your hands on RTM. Last Monday , I gave an update on RTM to close out some myths. In that update, I also gave a broad timeline on when...
  • Blog Post: More on Windows 7’s RTM Milestone

    Steven Sinofsky , President of the Windows Division, discusses more about RTM of Windows 7 including a short video of the RTM sign-off process. Read Steven’s post here .