It’s official. Finally. Windows 7 Release Candidate will be publically available for your testing purposes – for FREE – on May 5.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise as Microsoft accidentally leaked a download page listing May 5 as a date for the download, with MSDN and TechNet subscribers getting it a little bit earlier. Today, we’ve learned about that date as well.
Windows Communications Manager Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the Windows Team Blog, “I’m pleased to share that the RC is on track for April 30th for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader, public availability will begin on May 5th.”
The Release Candidate incorporates many changes and fixes since beta build 7000, partially thanks to feedback from millions of testers. LeBlanc said that at the peak of the feed back cycle, the team was receiving a “send feedback” report every 15 seconds.
To read more about some of the changes in the RC since the beta, check out the links below: