We just announced that Windows 7 is done – or in the industry terminology has Released to Manufacturing (RTM). So ends a journey that’s been fun to watch as Steven Sinofsky and his merry band have learnt the lessons from Vista and delivered a kick arse operating system. The news just broke simultaneously via presspass and the windowsteamblog – itself quite a breakthrough, announcing probably the biggest product in the history of the company via a blog!
I’m off to download the bits internally and upgrade my machines. The final geek kudos for Windows 7 is getting the RTM bits installed before you buddies. Sad but true. The final build number for Long and others is 7600.16385.090713-1255
Congrats to the team who delivered this – I imagine they’ll have a monster party and then the work begins to get it to OEM, in to stores and in to the market. I’d like to offer personal thanks to Brandon LeBlanc who has done an outstanding job in keeping the world up to date with what’s going on with releases, key decisions with the windowsteamblog.com. He has set a high bar for all our other product divisions and I hope once he’s done with a a few more posts today, he enjoys many beers.
That’s it….we’re done. Somebody inform Cupertino. Oh and expect another round of adverts now that 7 is officially ready.