Items tagged with Release Candidate

Run, don't walk to the nearest browser if you want to download the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC). Downloading will be allowed until 11 AM ET this morning, and that's not far off. The pipeline opened for the Windows 7 RC on May 4th. While originally stating that downloads would cease in late July, Microsoft has twice extended it, first to August 15th, and later to August 20th. That would be today, if you're calendar-phobic. The RC gives you a chance to run Windows 7 for free, at least until next year. Naturally it's not the final software, but by all reports, it's pretty darn stable. Windows... Read more...
A minor (?) oops on Microsoft's end has revealed the (current) date of the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows 7. A Technet web page indicates the RC build will be coming in May, not April as was previously rumored. The RC build will expire June 1, 2010, and the testing program will be available through at least June 2009. Here's the text from the site in case it gets pulled. Windows 7 Release Candidate Published: May 2009 Download instructions 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... Read more...