Microsoft Plans Major Windows 7 Announcement

Posted by sumeethevans on April 4 2009, 1:51 AM. Posted in Windows 7.

Microsoft will make "major new announcements" relating to its forthcoming Windows 7 operating system when it launches the Release Candidate of the OS, according to a British technology news site.

Microsoft Windows OEM manager Laurence Painell told PC Pro that the company plans a "couple of additional, quite major announcements" at the time it releases Windows 7 RC. The Release Candidate will likely ship in May, though Microsoft has yet to formally confirm a date.

Painell did not provide further details about the announcements. One possibility is that Microsoft may announce a release date for the final version of Windows 7 at the same time it ships the Release Candidate. A memo appeared briefly last week on Microsoft's TechNet Web site revealing that the company is eyeing May for the release of Windows 7 RC.

The memo noted that Windows 7 RC will be available through June and that Microsoft plans to make an unlimited number of download keys available to users who want to kick the tires on the operating system and provide feedback.

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