Microsoft’s Brandon Leblanc has announced on the Windows Team Blog site that the Windows 7 Release Candidate will be available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers on April 30 and to the general public on May 5:
There certainly has been a lot of discussion about Windows 7 in the last few weeks. A lot of folks want to know when they can get their hands on the official RC, when we are going to RTM, and what I had for breakfast.
I’m pleased to share that the RC is on track for April 30th for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader, public availability will begin on May 5th.