There are many small utilities and tools to create USB versions of Windows and other OS, but we never had one officially by Microsoft, until yesterday.
Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool for users who want to install Windows 7 from a USB stick or DVD on their computers.
Microsoft has launched an online store where people can purchase popular Microsoft products like Windows and Office. The simple, clear site design makes it easier to navigate. Currently, Microsoft Store is only available for Germany and the UK. Other online international stores will come out in 2008 and 2009. The platform which drives this online purchasing will become available to partners in the future so they can distribute Microsoft’s products electronically too.