Windows 7: Microsoft's information blackout

ZDNet.com's Larry Dignan talks with blogger colleagues Mary Jo Foley and Ed Bott about the shroud of secrecy surrounding Vista's successor

Windows 7: Microsoft's information blackout ZDNet.com's Larry Dignan talks with blogger colleagues Mary Jo Foley and Ed Bott about the shroud of secrecy surrounding Vista's successor

Microsoft is maintaining a cloak of silence around its next major release of Windows.

ZDNet.com's Larry Dignan talks with blogger colleagues Mary Jo Foley and Ed Bott about the roadmap for Windows 7, including feature sets, timelines, partners, OEMs and marketing. The beta for the new operating system is due in late 2008. The bloggers predict that Windows 7 will launch earlier than 2010, its anticipated release date.