With Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced two SKU’s called Ultimate and Enterprise which included unique functionality for enterprise customers and power users. One the features was Worldwide interfaces languages which included the ability for IT Professionals to configure a disk image that includes all Microsoft user interface languages. Today, Microsoft announced the availability of 35 languages Packs for Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise, here is what Microsoft SpringBoard Series Blog author Stephen L. Rose had to say:
As of this morning, August 25th, the following language packs are available for download from Windows Update. Please note Traditional Chinese –Taiwan will be released at a later date.
These language packs are available to our enterprise customers running Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate RTM versions only. Customers on the Windows 7 Release Candidate are not eligible for these language packs.
Learn more here
You can download these language packs from within Windows Update Control Panel on Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise. What are some of the benefits of Multi-lingual User Interfaces?
- A single, multi-lingual disk image enables worldwide deployment to all PC form factors (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc).
- Significant cost savings by reducing the number of images an IT department needs to deploy and maintain.
- End users can toggle between languages installed on the PC – great for multi-lingual homes if you are running Windows 7 Ultimate.