Microsoft rolls out Windows 7 to MSDN and TechNet

San Francisco (CA) – Microsoft has released Windows 7 (RTM) for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. The operating system will be available for download on August 7 for Volume License customers with an existing Software Assurance license.

The company is also planning to release an Enterprise Edition Evaluation sometime in the near future.

“Windows 7 Professional does not support key features like DirectAccess, BitLocker Drive Encryption, BitLocker To Go, Enterprise Search Scopes, VDI experience enhancements, BranchCache, and Multilingual User Interface Language Packs,” Microsoft spokesperson Stephen L Rose noted in an official blog post.

The full version of Windows 7 Home Premium is priced at $200, while an upgrade from Vista or XP will cost $120. Windows 7 Professional is expected to retail for $300, with upgrade price points set at $200.

The high-end Windows 7 Ultimate will hit the streets at at $319, while the upgrade version is expected to cost $220.