For those of you patiently *ahem* waiting for the official release of the Windows 7 beta bits, Like me, You're going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Paul Thurrott has just released the Windows 7 beta timetable:
Today, on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will take the stage at the Palazzo Ballroom in the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. He will announce, among other things, the arrival of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta releases, both of which will be made available to the public this week.
On Thursday, January 8, 2009, Microsoft will make these two products available to subscribers of the MSDN and TechNet services.
On Friday, January 9, 2009, Microsoft will make the Windows 7 Beta and the Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta available to the public via four different locations on Microsoft.com, each of which is oriented towards a different customer type. I don't have exact URLs yet, but suffice to say that the download availability will be obvious. I will update this article when possible with specific download links.
More info available on this website.
Update 1: It was announced at 6:53pm PST on the 2009 CES keynote that windows 7 is now released to Connect testers, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscribers for download.
Public beta has been released, so grab it fast:
(Thanks Vishal Gupta)
Windows 7 Beta x86
Windows 7 Beta x64
You will still need to login here to get the serial key if you want to use it for more than 30 days.
Edited by Siraka_Serion_Semi, 11 January 2009 - 12:28 AM.