For those of you technophiles who haven’t been living under a rock, you know that today, August 6th, 2009, Microsoft are releasing the code for Windows 7. For those of you that have TechNet Plus or MSDN Subscriptions, the wait is over:
So, go out and download it now. HOWEVER, PLEASE * 27 (why 27? Well, it’s my favourite number), but anyways, PLEASE do a fresh install. DO NOT UPGRADE. Yes, I know you can upgrade it, but why would you want to? The first thing anyone who is going to potentially support you will ask is – did you do a fresh install? If your answer is no, ask yourself why! If something went wrong during the Beta or the RC which you might have loaded, guess what, you bring that bad stuff along with you. A fresh install is always better.
So, you ask, how do you get TechNet Plus or MSDN if you don’t have it? Well, the easiest way is to visit TechEd. Not only do you get good information from all the great speakers like my colleague Andy Malone, or even me & Erdal Ozkaya, you get a FREE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to TechNet Plus and with it comes Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 when it comes out.
So, now I’ve said that, what are you waiting for? Go get the code complete, install it and let us know what you think…where you say? Well, naturally over at Springboard – http://www.microsoft.com/springboard/ – you’re one stop resource for Discover > Explore > Pilot > Deploy > Manage