I’m pleased to announce the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is now available for download from the WinTPC RC site. It’s been a busy month for the Windows Thin PC team. Since the launch of the Windows Thin PC Community Technology Preview (CTP) program on March 28 we have seen tremendous interest in the product with thousands of downloads of the software. So, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize our enthusiastic community of well over 12,000 customers and partners who have signed up for the Technology Preview program. Thank you for helping us to create a great product! Please keep sending us your suggestions; it is valuable as we continue our software development.
Many of you have been inquiring as to when the product will be available to customers outside the CTP Program. I’d like to take the opportunity to announce that we plan to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) within this quarter (Q2 CY2011). Windows Thin PC will be made available as an SA benefit, and customers with active SA or Windows VDA on their Windows PCs will be able to deploy Windows Thin PC to their environments after RTM. For more information on Windows Thin PC, check out the FAQ.