Early version of Windows 7 was unveiled at Professional Developers Conference. Windows 7 extends developers’ investments in Windows Vista and encourages the creation of new applications and services for the Windows platform. Attendees receive a pre-beta version of Windows 7; the delivery of the beta version is scheduled for early 2009 to MSDN subscribers.

Demos at PDC shows multi-touch user interfaces where gestures to move between items. Ribbons are added to many of the commonly used tools within Windoes. Windows 7 will ship with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

For more information about developing for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, see Windows on MSDN. You can get a preview of the features and screenshots of Windows 7 from Windows 7 Developer Guide.