Windows 7 RTM coming to MSDN, Technet, and Connect August 6th

After disappointing the many fans that expected Microsoft to announce Windows 7 RTM on July 13th, the Redmond company has yet to announce a date for the RTM. The good news is that they have just announced when some of us can expect to see the RTM ready for download:

  • Independent Software Vendors and Independent Hardware Vendors : Via Microsoft Connect or MSDN on August 6th

  • Microsoft Partner Program Gold/Certified Members: Via Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Portal on August 16th. Remaining languages will be available by October 1st.

  • Microsoft Action Pack Subscribers: Available to download starting August 23rd. Remaining languages will be available by October 1st.

  • OEMs: Approximately two days after Microsoft officially RTM

  • Volume License with Software Assurance: via the Volume License Service Center (VLSC) starting August 7th.

  • Technet and MSDN: August 6th

Microsoft previously said that Windows 7 will RTM during the second half of July, and that its MSDN and Technet subscribers would be able to download it a few weeks after. Current rumors are pointing the Windows 7 RTM date at July 24th.
Windows 7 will be available to customers worldwide on October 22nd.