Windows 7 appears to be advancing at a noticeable pace, with the first beta release hitting developer hands in just little over a month.
Bob Familiar noted on his blog that attendees of upcoming MSDN conferences will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD when it is available. Keith Combs from Technet further clarified this point saying that attendees of the January 13 events in Chicago and Minneapolis will be able to pick up the DVDs at the event itself.
The official MSDN Developer Conference page verifies the upcoming release of the beta, stating, “All attendees will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD. If the Windows 7 Beta is not available at the time of the event, the DVD will be shipped to attendees when it becomes available.”
It looks like Microsoft is aiming to erase the talk of Vista as soon as possible. Windows 7 is slated to ship in time for holiday 2009.