While most of the attention on Day 1 of Microsoft's partner conference was, Microsoft did announce two notable pieces of Windows 7 news on Monday.
The company said that business customers will be able to get Windows 7 ahead of its, though they won't be able to get it immediately after the code is finalized. The software maker said that businesses will be able to order Windows 7 from volume licensing partners as of September 1.
Microsoft also said it will have a limited-time, six-month promotion whereby businesses can get the Windows 7 Professional upgrade at a price discounted 15 percent or more from what Microsoft was charging for Vista upgrades.
The news comes as Microsoft prepares to finalize the operating system later this month.
However, a new survey suggests that although many businesses have yet to move to Vista, they may not jump to Windows 7 either. In a survey with more than 1,000 IT administrators sharing their plans, Quest Software's ScriptLogic found that nearly six in 10 have no current plans to move to Windows 7.