Talk about timing! We just finished up our Summer 2009 Northeast Roadshow Series yesterday at Farmington (thanks for all that came out!), and today there’s a huge announcement relevant to my Windows 7 presentation.  Pricing for the retail Windows 7 versions was just announced, and here’s the estimated figures for the US:

 

Edition Upgrade Price Full Price
Home Premium $119.99 $199.99
Professional $199.99 $299.99
Ultimate $219.99 $319.99

 

But as folks say, "why pay full price" (even when it’s 10% or more lower than Vista)?  Here’s two upgrade programs you’ll definitely want to consider:

Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program

Buy a PC (tomorrow, June 26th, through January 31st 2010) with Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate, from a participating OEM or retailer, and receive a free (or low cost) upgrade to the corresponding version of Windows 7.  Get the details here.

Pre-order program

Beginning tomorrow, June 26th, US and Canada residents can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium (for $49.99) or Professional (for $99.99) – more than a 50% discount.  Visit select on-line partners like Best Buy and Amazon, or the Microsoft Store – tomorrow through July 11th.

Also, check out the Windows Team Blog posting for similar offers in other markets.