We had earlier reported, Microsoft started compiling Windows 7 RC branch, and the RC build 7048 will be released on Feb 27th. Now, Sinofsky has confirmed that the latest Windows 7 RC Build 7046 is internally being tested and the official release date is set for April 10, 2009. The Windows team is right on schedule with development, and if there are no significant problems over the next few weeks the April 10, 2009 release date will remain in tact.
On questioning, if Microsoft Connect testers as well as MSDN and TechNet subscribers will get the RC before the public, Sinofsky told no: “The build will be available broadly.”
Source:→ Ars Technica