If you haven’t downloaded the Windows 7 Beta yet, you might want to rush and do it today or over the weekend, as the download is only available until the 10th February, so get your copy now, even if you don’t intend to install just yet! (MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will have access for longer).

To get more information on Windows 7, check out the following resources:

The other thing worth mentioning is that on Thursday evening, Mark Russinovich will be hosting a meeting via live streaming called “Virtual Roundtable : Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond”. It’s on Thursday 12th Feb at 7pm, so you’ve got chance to grab your dinner and a cup of tea before settling down to watch (you’d miss The One Show, minus a presenter, and EastEnders, so an extra bonus to consider?)


Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts for a live discussion of what's in store for IT pros with Windows® 7. Learn about the evolution of features like Group Policy, BitLocker™ To Go, DirectAccess, BranchCache™, and Software Restriction then get tips on troubleshooting, deployment, and application compatibility. Bring your questions—Mark and the panel will answer as many as they can during the hour-long event, then publish the rest in a Q&A after the event.

 Sign up for it here