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Il Futuro inizia Oggi

Oggi il mio PC compie un anno. E non è certo un caso se ho scelto proprio questa giornata per cambiare il sistema operativo. Ieri ve l’avevo detto ed ora eccomi qui, con la mia installazione pulita di Windows 7 Ultimate a 64 Bit.

Windows 7 perchè, come di certo saprete, questo sistema mi ha convinto sin dalle sue primissime versioni “semi-pubbliche” e 64 Bit perchè questo è il futuro (le applicazioni a 32 bit sono destinare a sparire molto presto).

Ora datemi qualche settimana per giudicare e poi state certi che vi racconterò la mia esperienza. Per ora sappiate che, a parte la chiavetta USB che ho deciso di cambiare per l’occasione, il resto funziona egregiamente.

Forza Luca, il futuro inizia oggi!

[Omnia/Luca Zaccaro]

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Windows 7 su MSDN, Technet e Connect

Appuntamento alle Sette PM (ora italiana) per il download di Seven dai circuiti ufficiali Microsoft!

MSDN: disponibile (secondo SevenForums)!

Technet: disponibile (secondo NeoWin e Pacino)!

Connect: disponibile (secondo MyDigitalLife)

MSDNAA: appuntamento il 14 Agosto.

[Omnia/Luca Zaccaro]

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Esclusivo: Windows 7 su MSDNAA, appuntamento a domani?

UPDATE 05/08/2009 ore 23:42

Brandon LeBlanc, sul Windows7BlogTeam, scrive che molto probabilmente per MSDNAA bisognerà attendere davvero il 14 Agosto 🙁

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Se siete degli universitari come me e se siete almeno un po’ malati di Windows 7 allora questa è la notizia che fa per voi: secondo quanto appreso da fonti “non proprio ufficiali” di Microsoft, Windows 7 Professional dovrebbe essere disponibile sul circuito accademico (MSDN Accademic Alliance) il 7 Agosto prossimo ora della Nuova Zelanda, ovvero domani per noi italiani. La notizia non è confermata e proviene da un account Facebook collegato a Microsoft. Altre fonti riportano invece come data per MSDNAA il 14 agosto prossimo.

Tra poche ore ne sapremo certamente di più.

PS: ci tenevo a sottolineare che ognuno di noi (abbonati MSDNAA) potrà scaricare Windows 7 quando il proprio Amministratore di Rete avrà il tempo e la voglia di caricarlo. In pratica: da domani sarà disponibile, ma comparirà nel vostro elenco di software scaricabile solo quando il tecnico della vostra scuola/università deciderà di aggiungerlo. E domani di certo i tecnici saranno in vacanza 😉

Ah, tanto per restare in tema: tra pochi minuti Windows 7 Retail comparirà su MSDN, Technet, Connect ecc.. in pratica ancora qualche ora e il mondo verrà “invaso” da Windows 7 😉

See you soon for updates 😉

[Omnia/Luca Zaccaro – via NeoWin]

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Ufficiale: Windows 7 RTM è tra noi!

Dopo i rumors, ecco infine l’ufficialità: Brandon LeBlanc ha confermato sul Blog Ufficiale di sviluppo che Windows 7 ha raggiunto lo stadio di RTM (termine che non coincide con la dicitura Gold). Ecco il testo in inglese:
[note]

I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d!
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.
Our customers told us what they want (and expect) and we defined those specific experiences and then built features to support them (like HomeGroup and the Windows Taskbar enhancements). Our customers also told us that “fundamentals” on both the hardware and software side was extremely important. Windows 7 today runs great on the broadest array of hardware types ranging from netbooks to high-end gaming machines. We worked closely with OEMs so that their PCs delight customers with the new features in Windows 7.
Of course, today’s release is also the result of the amazing amount of feedback we received from the millions of people who tested Windows 7 – from Beta to RC. We actually had over 10 million people opt-in to the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). That’s a lot of people opting in to help us make Windows 7 a solid release. Through CEIP, our engineers were guided by customer feedback all the way to RTM. We also have had a great group of beta testers who have dedicated a great deal of their time to testing Windows 7 too. A special thank you goes out to all the people who helped test Windows 7.
I’d also like to give a shout-out to my friends over on the Windows Server Team. Today they are also announcing that Windows Server 2008 R2 has RTM’d. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 together can help businesses cut costs and increase productivity. Click here to read their blog post on Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM.
The RTM code will be delivered to our partners within the next few days who will then start preparing to deliver some amazing new products timed to hit at General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 on October 22nd. And going forward, I expect to be showcasing MANY of these new products here on The Windows Blog.
We continue to be overwhelmed at the community’s response to Windows 7 and it has been an extremely rewarding experience to witness. We hope the enthusiasm will continue to grow even more as our partners build amazing experiences with their products and Windows 7.
If you want to know when you’ll be able to get RTM of Windows 7, click here to read my post from yesterday outlining which audiences will get access to the RTM bits.

I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d!

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.

Our customers told us what they want (and expect) and we defined those specific experiences and then built features to support them (like HomeGroup and the Windows Taskbar enhancements). Our customers also told us that “fundamentals” on both the hardware and software side was extremely important. Windows 7 today runs great on the broadest array of hardware types ranging from netbooks to high-end gaming machines. We worked closely with OEMs so that their PCs delight customers with the new features in Windows 7.

Of course, today’s release is also the result of the amazing amount of feedback we received from the millions of people who tested Windows 7 – from Beta to RC. We actually had over 10 million people opt-in to the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). That’s a lot of people opting in to help us make Windows 7 a solid release. Through CEIP, our engineers were guided by customer feedback all the way to RTM. We also have had a great group of beta testers who have dedicated a great deal of their time to testing Windows 7 too. A special thank you goes out to all the people who helped test Windows 7.

I’d also like to give a shout-out to my friends over on the Windows Server Team. Today they are also announcing that Windows Server 2008 R2 has RTM’d. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 together can help businesses cut costs and increase productivity. Click here to read their blog post on Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM.

The RTM code will be delivered to our partners within the next few days who will then start preparing to deliver some amazing new products timed to hit at General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 on October 22nd. And going forward, I expect to be showcasing MANY of these new products here on The Windows Blog.

We continue to be overwhelmed at the community’s response to Windows 7 and it has been an extremely rewarding experience to witness. We hope the enthusiasm will continue to grow even more as our partners build amazing experiences with their products and Windows 7.

If you want to know when you’ll be able to get RTM of Windows 7, click here to read my post from yesterday outlining which audiences will get access to the RTM bits.[/note]

Ecco una sintesi di quando potrete scaricare/acquistare Windows 7:

  • OEM partner: 24/07/2009 (in Inglese, con LP in Italiano)
  • Connect, Technet, MSDN: 06/08/2009 (in Inglese)
  • Volume License (con SA): 07/08/2009 (in Inglese)
  • Gold Partners: 16/08/2009 (in Inglese)
  • Volume License (senza SA): 01/09/2009 (in Inglese)
  • Tutti i gruppi precedenti: 01/10/2009 (anche in Italiano)
  • Enthusiasts, beta tester, il mondo intero: 22/10/2009 (anche in Italiano)

Ovviamente non è segnata sulla tabella, ma tutti noi “disporremo” di Windows 7 RTM + LP in Italiano già dal weekend 😉

Ecco ora un video in cui si mostrano spezzoni del “sign-off day” a Redmond (compresa la festa):

Ecco invece l’annuncio ufficiale di Steve Ballmer e Steven Sinofsky:


Windows 7 Sneak-Peak from MGX

NB: a quanto pare hanno deciso di non modificare la Build. La RTM rimarrà “etichettata” come 7600.

NB2: anche Windows Server 2008 R2 ha raggiunto la fase RTM: leggi qui

Stay tuned, aggiornamenti in giornata 😉

[Omnia/Luca ZaccaroWindows 7 Team]

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Windows 7 scalpita nei “Labs”

Neanche il Giorno dell’Indipendenza ferma le voci su Windows 7. A così pochi giorni dalla conclusione della “più grande avventura di Microsoft” i russi di WZor continuano a spulciare l’agenda dei grandi di bigG. Questa sarà l’ultima settimana in cui vedremo nuove build. Dopo il 10 Giugno bisognerà solo scegliere la versione definitiva. “Ne resterà solo una”. La RTM, che riceverà il sign-off il 13 Luglio. Gli abbonati MSDN, Technet, Connect dovrebbero poter trovare Windows 7 sui loro account il 24 Luglio, dopo i dovuti test interni e i pareri dei TAP. Come ho sempre ripetuto, questi sono i tempi “estremi”. Tutto potrebbe concludersi anche prima. Intanto, dai già citati “Labs”, sono uscite le Build 7266, 7267, 7268 del ramo win7_rtm, la Build 7268  di Windows Server 2008 R2 (che è stata rubata) e la Build 7234 del ramo winmain_sp. Un ulteriore “regalino”: è stata rubata una Build dal ramo winmain (la 7225) in versione Enterprise a 64 Bit. Non certo l’ultima disponibile ma una possibile panoramica su una versione che non sia l’Ultimate. Naturalmente non potrete attivarla con le chiavi della Ultimate. Ma tanto credo proprio che quelle chiavi diventeranno molto preso davvero obsolete 😉

[Omnia/Luca Zaccaro – via WZor]

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