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Win 7 Download Stretched

The download period for Windows 7 was supposed to end Jan. 9 (which is both my sister's and Richard Nixon's birthday!). But due to overwhelming demand -- and a glitch or two -- many IT pros couldn't get the thing. And that was too bad, as the beta already appears to be better than Vista, and Windows 7 isn't even anywhere close to shipping (this is less of a knock on Vista as it is praise for Windows 7).

To satisfy high demand and get a large test base, Windows 7 will be available for free 'til Jan. 24.

Look for a huge special report on Windows 7 driven by you, the Redmond Report reader, on the cover of the March issue of Redmond magazine.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has shipped a beta of Windows 7 remote admin tools that let IT control Windows Servers for Windows desktops. The tools can also manage Hyper-V. If you decide to dive into these features, let me know at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on January 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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