in brief The Australian arm of IT services firm Dimension Data is conducting an internal pilot deployment of the release candidate of Windows 7 in preparation for the launch of the software later this year.
Dimension Data — which will assist large organisations to upgrade to Windows 7 — this week said about 100 users within its Microsoft Solutions business in Australia had upgraded to Windows 7, as part of a wider international roll-out.
"We are expecting Microsoft to deliver the Windows 7 RTM [release to manufacturing] code by the first week of August — at which point we will be ready to complete full-scale roll-out of the operating system," the company said in a statement late yesterday. Dimension Data is a participant in Microsoft's Technical Adopter Program for early adopters of its software.
The company was also an early adopter of Windows 7's predecessor, Windows Vista, which few large organisations in Australia adopted.