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Windows 7 RC-Escrow in April, RC in May 2009 – Also update schedule of Office 14, Exchange 2010

According Wzor, Microsoft has updated their schedule, and that Windows 7 will enter RC-Escrow in the last week of April, while the fully fledged Release Candidate is planned for availability by the end of May 2009.

Note: An Escrow Build is a build where development halts and developers & beta testers start testing the product for any show-stopper bugs. Microsoft always emphasizes this to testers to concentrate only on the regressions and confirmation of fixes when asking for feedback on escrow builds.

Here’s the updated schedule:

Windows 7: The most recent build compiled is build 7061 on March 11, 2009; Internal RC-escrow builds of Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 will be delivered to select testers on the fourth week of April 2009B; Release candidate for Windows 7 & for Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released to the public during the last week of May 2009

Office 14: First beta of Office 14 will be released in early July and will not be available for public testing; Second beta version of Office 14 will be released in early November; Final RTM release of Office 14 is scheduled in early March 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: The RTM release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is planned for early October 2009

Source:→ Neowin

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