Slight change of plans announced by Microsoft. It will make Windows 7 beta available for download at least till January 24, 2009. Therefore, the 2.5 million download limit is scrapped. Why? It is because the response was so high that it even brought the Microsoft.com website to a halt, because of the overload by concurrent users.
“Due to an enormous surge in demand, the download experience was not ideal so we listened and took the necessary steps to ensure a good experience” says Brandon LeBlanc. He also says, “We have clearly heard that many of you want to check out the Windows 7 beta and, as a result, we have decided to remove the initial 2.5 million limit on the public beta for the next two weeks.”