Windows 7 RTM announced and available to schools on 7th August
It is officially the end of term in the UK (the last schools finished today) and for Network Managers 90% of the development work they wanted to do is now possible in the Oasis that is the summer holidays. The next three and a half weeks should be relatively quite for most systems team in terms of teacher interference until the week of 17th August when schools turn their attention to A-level results and then GCSE results the following week. The great news from Microsoft is Windows 7 has gone to RTM today and is therefore available to a variety of companies.
More importantly is the work that the Microsoft UK Education Team seem to have done to make Windows 7 available to those schools on the 7th August with a School License Agreement. In truth I have no idea if the Microsoft UK Education Team have had a hand in this decision to make Windows 7 available but given the different slightly earlier return times to schools in the US and other places this decision would seem to suit the UK market perfectly. Lets thank them anyway even if they had nothing to do with it!
In terms of further details on the release of Windows 7 RTM it seems sensible to hand over to Mr Fleming from Microsoft who has blogged the news ‘live from Atlanta’ earlier today. Oh and if you have any trouble loading up Windows 7 when you get the disk you probably have the one below that Steve Ballmer is clearly going to scratch…..