In a recent post I mentioned that Windows 7 would be available, preloaded on new PCs in October. Today Microsoft sent out a much more detailed E-mail message disclosing the release dates. Here is when Windows 7 will be available through various channels:
Volume license customers with the software assurance plan: August 7th
TechNet subscribers: August 6th
Non English versions of Windows 7 should be available through these channels as of October 1st.