August, 2009

  • Girish Raja's Blog

    Windows 7 RTM version available for MSDN subscribers


    logo_7Today the first public release of Windows 7 will be available to all MSDN Subscribers. I’m truly excited about Windows 7 as it a game changing platform in many aspects.

    Today, you will be able to download all Windows 7 Client (x86 and x64) Retail and VL Editions – English only on MSDN subscriber downloads. Along with this, you can also download language packs, WAIKs, WDKs, SDKs, and symbols in all available languages.


    To support the variety of languages and builds, 893 different images are being released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads in three waves through August 21st.

    And while the download is going on, don’t forget to checkout the Windows section on Channel9.


    Note for RC users: If you’re still using the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) release, license expiration messages will begin on Feb 14, 2010 and it will time-bomb (shutdown every 2 hours) starting March 1, 2010.

    For subscribers who receive media, the media for Windows 7 will be included in the November shipment.

    Happy downloading and installing!

  • Girish Raja's Blog

    PDC 09 is on. And yes, xRM will be served!


    Get ready for the coolest developer event on the planet. Coming to Los Angeles again, PDC09 will be held from Nov 17th – 19th 2009.

    I had a blast at last PDC and I really look forward for this year’s event. One of the reasons I really look forward is because we’ll definitely be talking about xRM. Titles of a few talks this year are published on the site’s ‘Sessions’ area. Note that we’ve only published a sub-set of ‘Sessions’ and there is many more to come. So stay tuned.

    Developing xRM Solutions Using Windows Azure


    You might ask how you can keep up with all the updates and sessions announcements. We’ve got an answer for you in feeds. When you’re on make sure, to check out the RSS/ATOM feeds and subscribe to the ones that you’re interested in.


    Registration for PDC 09 is now open. Register by September 15th at and get a $500 early bird discount. Not bad, huh.

    We’ll see you soon in LA.

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