Windows 7 to arrive in 2010, says Microsoft
But Veghte offers some hints as to Microsoft’s strategy this time around. If you read his full letter, he explains that “[Microsoft’s] approach with Windows 7 is to build off the same core architecture as Windows Vista so the investments you and our partners have made in Windows Vista will continue to pay off with Windows 7. Our goal is to ensure the migration process from Windows Vista to Windows 7 is straightforward.”
In other words, don’t expect any ambitious new features from the new Windows. Instead, expect more of the same. Windows 7 won’t be the next big thing — just Microsoft’s next chance to get it right.