Brien Posey's Windows Blog

Jan 9 2009   4:51PM GMT

Windows 7 Beta Goes Public

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As a freelance technical writer, one of the most frustrating things for me is to have access to information that I can’t write about. The Windows 7 beta is a classic example of this. I have had a copy of the Windows 7 beta for quite some time now, but haven’t been able to write about it because of my non disclosure agreement with Microsoft.

At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, Steve Ballmer announced that the Windows 7 beta would become publicly available today. As much as I would love to give you a link to it, I haven’t even been able to get onto Microsoft’s site today. I have been trying all morning, and keep getting a “Service Unavailable” message. I take this to mean that there are a lot of people downloading WIndows 7 at the moment. Even though I can’t give you an exact link, you should be able to find the beta at

Next week I will start writing about some of the new Windows 7 features that I haven’t been able to write about until now.

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