Thursday, July 30, 2009

7 Sleeps til Windows 7

"7 sleeps til Windows 7" my coworkers chanted at me when I came in this morning. They are excited because that's when we'll get our hands on the official release of Windows 7.

On August 6, the RTM version of Windows 7 will be available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate versions can be downloaded which will include easier networking with homegroups, multi-touch support, and XP mode for virtualising legacy applications (business versions). We are especially excited about the multi-touch support. nsquared has already been working hard on some Windows 7 multi-touch samples. We will tell you more when we can!

For those that are not Microsoft partners, the release candidate of Windows 7 will be available until August 20, and the RTM (official release) version will go on sale with new computers beginning October 22. You can buy a PC now and upgrade it if it supports the Windows 7 Upgrade scheme.

If you have ideas about Windows 7 applications and want help expanding and implenting those ideas, contact us!

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