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.

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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.

http://channel9.msdn.com/windows/

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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!