Posts in Release to Manufacturing

Readying Windows 8.1 for release (UPDATED)

By Antoine Leblond

We’ve hit an important milestone for Windows and for Microsoft—just 10 months after delivering on a bold, generational change in computing with Windows 8, our team is proud to share that we have started releasing Windows and Windows RT to… Read more

Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

By Brandon LeBlanc

Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM They can… Read more

Upcoming Windows Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC

By Brandon LeBlanc

Today in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller spoke to thousands of partners from around the She shared some exciting new details regarding Windows that I wanted to… Read more

OEMs Pick Up Windows 7 RTM Code Today in Redmond

By Brandon LeBlanc

When we announced Windows 7 had RTM’d on Wednesday, I posted that OEMs would receive the RTM code within a few Well, it’s been a few days! Earlier today, a handful of OEMs arrived in Redmond to pick up their… Read more

Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

By Brandon LeBlanc

I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going through significant testing and meeting our quality… Read more