The day that has been in the making since Windows Vista came out is finally here.  22 October 2009 – General Availability Day for Windows 7.

The capstone event happens tomorrow, Thursday, with the Windows 7 Launch Event here in New York City. Steve Ballmer is the keynote speaker and from what I heard on Twitter today about his launch speech in Toronto it should be a good one.

I am here in New York to attend the launch event and witness this spectacle for myself.  If you can not be here there will be a couple of ways to keep up with what is happening.

First off, Microsoft will live stream the launch audio/video like they have done in the past for these big events.

The Microsoft Press Pass page will have that link live prior to the scheduled 11:00 AM (New York City time) address by Steve Ballmer.

I will be live blogging the event using the Twitter Live Blog plugin on my site.  The entry here will be named LiveBlogging the Windows 7 Launch. You will be able to follow the audio/video live stream from Microsoft and also my own personal view of the event through the live blogging entry.  I also plan to snap as many pictures as possible and will upload those as time allows. 

I am also sure there will be several other tech folks present at the launch event who will be twittering, texting and/or blogging as things happen.  Something tells me there will not be a shortage of info.

The final event of the day will be the Windows 7 Launch Party being hosted by Ed Bott, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Tom Warren. I am looking forward to meeting everyone there.

Of course I then have to head to JFK and catch my late flight back home to Florida.  The quick 24 hour trip will be over but it will have been a very full 24 hours.

Bring it on!