Breaking News: It’s here! RCs are RTW! (for some)

RCs = Release Candidates

RTW = Released to Web

“for some” means “for TechNet and MSDN subscribers”

You remember several days ago we announced that the RC for Windows 7 would be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30th.

“Hey, that’s today!”

Yep.  And of course the first thing I did this morning was to connect up to TechNet and see if the software was there.  It is!

Not only Windows 7, but we also have released Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate today as well.

My download is progressing.  It’s a great day to be a TechNet Subscriber

"But the rest of the world gets it on May 5th, right?"

Yes.  May 5, 2009. 

Boy.. I feel like Steve Martin’s character Navin Johnson when the new phone books arrived...

But please.. wait ‘til my downloads are complete before starting yours.