Microsoft is likely to release Windows 7 code to developers at two technology conferences within the next two months, according to an analyst at Directions on Microsoft.
Michael Cherry claims that since the forthcoming operating system is already scheduled to be discussed at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (October 27th) and Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (November 5th), the firm is liable to give developers early code for them to begin working on.
“When that many developers [come] together, you want them to go home with something that they can play with,” said Cherry. "Microsoft will want to do more than just tell developers about Windows 7. Microsoft might have some concerns about the early code getting reviewed.
"They won't want anyone to do any performance testing with a beta, but once it's out it's inevitable that those of us as analysts will start writing our impressions about the early code. Analysts abhor a vacuum. I fully expect that people will get bits."