En el blog de Windows 7 se acaba de anunciar oficialmente que Windows 7 ha sido firmado como RTM y será entregado a los OEMs el 24 de julio.
La parte que faltaba completar para armar el rompecabezas es el anuncio oficial del la numeración de la compilación de Windows 7 como RTM.
“El Build de Windows 7 que ha alzando el estado de RTM es el 7600”
Lamentablemente no se menciona la subcadena del 7600, todo parece indicar que es el Build 7600.16385. En todo caso, hay que esperar la filtración de parte de los suscriptos a TechNet y MSDN.
Video del anuncio oficial de Windows 7 RTM por Steven Sinofsky en el MGX
As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going through significant testing and meeting our quality bar for RTM. Then, it goes though all the validation checks required for RTM including having all languages of that build completed. If all the validation checks have passed – sign-off for RTM can occur. Today after all the validation checks were met, we signed off and declared build 7600 as RTM.
Not only is RTM an important milestone for us – it’s also an important milestone for our partners. Today’s release is the result of hard work and collaboration with our partners in the industry to make Windows 7 a success. We delivered Windows 7 with a predictable feature set on a predictable timetable that allowed OEMs to focus on value and differentiation for their customers.
UPDATE: Microsoft Press Release
REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems. With the completion of this development phase, industry partners are readying products in time for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 worldwide general launches. Windows 7 will be generally available to customers around the world on October 22, and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be generally available on or before that date. As always, current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers and TechNet subscribers will be among the first to get customer access to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in the coming weeks.