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Windows 7 in the spotlight

After months of hype, Windows 7 was finally released early yesterday morning.

After months of hype, Windows 7 was finally released early yesterday morning. You can watch the recorded stream from the Sydney launch here. We also brought you a live Twitter feed and a photo gallery from the event.

Both Microsoft and Google have entered into a partnership with Twitter that will allow them to integrate public real-time tweets into their search results. Microsoft has also scored a deal with Facebook that will tie in publicly available information on the social network with Bing's search.

Eager to get your hands on Office 2010? A beta version will be available next month.

For all you .NET programmers the second beta of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 developer tools are out. You'll have to wait until 22 March next year for the final release.

Wolfram Alpha has opened up its API to developers, but not for free. There are three plans available, depending on the number of requests and the intended use.

Mozilla is planning to release Firefox 3.6 this weekend or early next week as a minor update. You can find out more about the features expected to make it into Firefox 3.6, 3.7 and 4.0 in the following link: http://www.builderau.com.au/339299175.

Check out our video interviews from last week's Oracle OpenWorld 2009 with Oracle ANZ MD Ian White and Tom Kyte, who is behind Oracle's help desk, Ask Tom.

Other videos feature Apple's new Magic Mouse and why Gartner's senior vice president, Peter Sondergaard, thinks the worst year for IT spending is behind us.

—Posted by Lana Kovacevic.

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