@blowdart:Thanks for the link. Will read up on it and see if there will be any usage scenarios that will be beneficial.
@evildictaitor: I believe in testing ahead of time, if you don't that's ok. Are any of the final tests available until RTM? No. Although taking the time to work with any new release helps improve skills and preplanning. Even if one doesn't deploy an operating system within 6 mos to a year or later after release, one will have to deal with it as consumers purchase new computers preloaded with the os and ask you questions.
Here's the thing. I like being prepared.
Any deployment of Windows in the organization has to balanced with benefits. Will this improve things for the users, will this make things more secure, is the cost of upgrading worth it when compared to upgrade costs of other software? In the end, how does it benefit the organization?
Microsoft disabled lots of features for the beta so the beta could ship on time, and intends to put them back in before RTM. At Microsoft it is absolutely not the case the difference between beta and RTM is cosmetic.
Name more than 5 major things that changed from Windows 7 beta to Windows 7 RC.
Small changes yes, adjustments yes, performance increases, yes. Major?