Windows 7 RC Imminent…early for IT Pros?

April 24th, 2009 | Tags:

With a public release of Windows7 RC due out on May 5th more and more information is appearing on various Microsoft fansites. Earlier in the week the following was found on the MSPP website:

“We are pleased to announce that Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available. Windows 7 RC is the prerelease version of Windows 7. Since this is not the final release, your PC will gather and send information to Microsoft engineers to help them check the fixes and changes made based on testing of Windows 7 Beta.
Test-drive Windows 7 RC today to see for yourself—and to show your colleagues and customers—how Windows 7 delivers improved management, security, reliability, and performance.�
Download Windows 7 RC
Partners: If you have a subscription to MSDN or TechNet, you can download Windows 7 RC now. Otherwise, you can download Windows 7 RC starting May 5, 2009.”

Yesterday the folks over a Neowin announced that the RC code had been completed and the build number is 7100.

“7100.0.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700 was compiled on Tuesday and has reportedly been handed out to OEM partners and TAP gold customers.”

Either way we shall all have the release candidate in our hands soon!