Some Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Activation resources

We know that product activation can be a very complicated thing to figure out for developers, where environements are constantly torn down and rebuilt, and activations are not unlimited. I was just alerted of a few more resources that you may find useful:Product Activation in Development Environments for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Volume Activation:…


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM – some follow up

We see that everyone seems to be getting their bits and keys ok for Windows 7. Demand has been phenomenal, and WWW traffic overall today very high, so speeds may be a bit slower than you are used to. There have been several follow up questions I thought I would address:   Windows Server 2008…


Windows 7 RTM bit now live on Subscriber Downloads

Enjoy! https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx?pv=36:350    and alternate download location (through Akamai):   https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/securedownloads/bb608344.aspx     8PM Update Early this evening, due to continued high demand for Windows 7 RTM bits, we made some changes to move traffic for the Enterprise and Ultimate bits over to Akamai. Some of you have noticed the Download links grayed out, but maybe did…


Windows 7 RTM – coming soon

Reposting for higher visibility: We have had almost 100 unposted comments asking what time we will post Windows 7 RTM.  Rather than posting them all, I’ll just say that we will make some announcements when it is made available for download.  You can also monitor the Subscriptions RSS feed for notification when the bits are…


When will Subscribers get Windows 7 RTM? August 6th.

I’m sure many people have seen this post, but for those who haven’t, here is official word, straight from the Windows team:  http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get-windows-7-rtm.aspx From the blog, MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will be able to download Windows 7 RTM on August 6th. Please let us know if you have any questions leading up to availability on…

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Downloading and Installing VS 2010 Beta 1 Video

Episode 20: Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1   Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is here! In this episode of 10-4, Brian Keller, Microsoft Technology Evangelist, will take you through downloading and installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Suite Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1. This time-compressed video will…