Microsoft announces pre-beta build of Windows 7 for PDC

Microsoft will unveil Windows 7 at PDC and provide developers and attendees with a pre-beta build of the operating system.

Steven Sinofsky, Senior Vice President, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, will keynote on Tuesday, October 28. Part of Sinofskys keynote will be a demonstration of the work being done for Windows 7. Advances across the full range of Windows—including the kernel, networking, hardware and devices, and user-interface will be demonstrated at PDC.

Attendees of PDC will also be able to attend 21 different sessions based on Windows 7.

Neowin will be attending PDC and providing coverage of as many of the 21 sessions as is humanly possible :)

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I Do Not Like The Fact That You Guys Posted My Full First And Last Name On This Forum, Which I Believe Is Supposed 2 Be Against The Rules, Just FYI. Also It Has Been A Very Long Time Since I Last Posted On Microsoft.Public.MSDN.General, Due 2 The Fact That I Got A Warning From Microsoft That They Would Cancel My MSDN And Tech Net Subscription's, If I Did Not Stop Posting Rants On MSDN And Tech Net's General Subscription Issues News Groups, Also Just FYI. As A Result, I Now Mainly Hang Out In Microsoft.Public.Windows.Vista.General News Group, Just FYI.

(kevpan815 said @ #15)
I Do Not Like The Fact That You Guys Posted My Full First And Last Name On This Forum, Which I Believe Is Supposed 2 Be Against The Rules, Just FYI. Also It Has Been A Very Long Time Since I Last Posted On Microsoft.Public.MSDN.General, Due 2 The Fact That I Got A Warning From Microsoft That They Would Cancel My MSDN And Tech Net Subscription's, If I Did Not Stop Posting Rants On MSDN And Tech Net's General Subscription Issues News Groups, Also Just FYI. As A Result, I Now Mainly Hang Out In Microsoft.Public.Windows.Vista.General News Group, Just FYI.

Well, if you would stop typing like that no one would have ever said a damn thing.

(kevpan815 said @ #15)
I Do Not Like The Fact That You Guys Posted My Full First And Last Name On This Forum, Which I Believe Is Supposed 2 Be Against The Rules, Just FYI. Also It Has Been A Very Long Time Since I Last Posted On Microsoft.Public.MSDN.General, Due 2 The Fact That I Got A Warning From Microsoft That They Would Cancel My MSDN And Tech Net Subscription's, If I Did Not Stop Posting Rants On MSDN And Tech Net's General Subscription Issues News Groups, Also Just FYI. As A Result, I Now Mainly Hang Out In Microsoft.Public.Windows.Vista.General News Group, Just FYI.

Dude... like so seriously... please ditch the caps, please. I implore you.


His name is Kevin Panzke or something right?
His name is Kevin Panzke or something right?
His name is Kevin Panzke or something right?
His name is Kevin Panzke or something right?

Who's Kevin Panzke?

Yeah, he's an old MSDN poster. He has a mental disability that seems to affect the things and the manner in which he posts. He's truly obnoxious, but it doesn't seem to be all his fault.

(RAID 0 said @ #15.2)
Dude... like so seriously... please ditch the caps, please. I implore you.

I've seen hundreds of messages from people asking just the same. It won't happen. "Just FYI".

Also, Kevin, as for not posting your full name on this forum--you're using the same alias you've used everywhere else.

Is There Any Chance That Microsoft MSDN And Microsoft Tech Net Subscriber's Will Get Access 2 This Build? My MSDN And Microsoft Tech Net Subscriptions Expire In May Of Next Year (Which I Will Not Be Able 2 Renew Do 2 The Fact That I Have Run Up The Balance On My Credit Cards), And I Am Hoping 2 At Least Get A Sneak Peek At Microsoft Windows 7.0 Before My Microsoft MSDN And Microsoft Tech Net Subscriptions Expire Next Year, Just FYI. After All, Playing Arould With Nightly Pre-Beta Builds Of Open Source Linux Ubuntu 8.10 Is Sort Of Starting 2 Get A Little Bit Boring If You Know What I Mean.

I'm hoping that MSDN will get this fairly quickly too.

BTW, why do you insist on capitalising every word? It makes it incredibly hard to read.

(bush said @ #13.2)
what's with the Caps? :wacko:


OMG, it's Kevin. He's got a history on Usenet in microsoft.public.msdn.general (among many others). Stick around, "bush", you'll definitely notice a pattern emerge...

I immediately thought of him when I saw all the caps, then I saw 'kevpan815'...yup, I was right...

(_dandy_ said @ #13.3)

OMG, it's Kevin. He's got a history on Usenet in microsoft.public.msdn.general (among many others). Stick around, "bush", you'll definitely notice a pattern emerge...

I immediately thought of him when I saw all the caps, then I saw 'kevpan815'...yup, I was right...


His name is Kevin Panzke or something right?

(_dandy_ said @ #13.3)

OMG, it's Kevin. He's got a history on Usenet in microsoft.public.msdn.general (among many others). Stick around, "bush", you'll definitely notice a pattern emerge...

I immediately thought of him when I saw all the caps, then I saw 'kevpan815'...yup, I was right...

Oh gawd, I remember him.

(wilbert said @ #11)
I actually misread that and thought it said there would be 21 different versions of Windows 7 not sessions. :blink:

lol

Anyway if it gonna be 21 different versions, then there would be a really one *ultimate* version with new calc with ribbon UI bundled to it ;-)
Either way i am waiting for some longhorn alike UI changes...

Still i didnt see any windows media player app (skin) which willl spin itself (as it does in the pdc 03 ad) :-)

Good news. Nice to see Windows on the right track again. Let's hope we don't get another Vista sized delay again.

They'll have to work really hard on this one so far in terms of features we've come backwards will the removal of email client, etc.

Errmmmm no not really. Of course they are going to have to work hard but not because of the removal of product lines. It was pointless having two product lines with the same functionality with one hardly updated and the other seeing frequent updates. Why do people not understand this...

(jelli said @ #6.1)
Errmmmm no not really. Of course they are going to have to work hard but not because of the removal of product lines. It was pointless having two product lines with the same functionality with one hardly updated and the other seeing frequent updates. Why do people not understand this...

Why not just axe Windows Mail etc and bundle all the Windows Live products.

(thealexweb said @ #6.2)
Why not just axe Windows Mail etc and bundle all the Windows Live products.

Why bundle them if you can download them for free? It also gives you the choice to install what you want.

(bb10 said @ #6.3)

Why bundle them if you can download them for free? It also gives you the choice to install what you want.

Most people who install the new OS won't know about what other goodies there are on offer, how will they be told?

(thealexweb said @ #6.4)

Most people who install the new OS won't know about what other goodies there are on offer, how will they be told?

Ever heard of the Welcome Center?

Most probably, you will only get to see Powerpoint slides of the conference on the web.
The actual videos are usually sold on a DVD.

(Express said @ #1.1)
Most probably, you will only get to see Powerpoint slides of the conference on the web.
The actual videos are usually sold on a DVD.

I thought they did live feeds of everything too?