Two of the best Microsoft insiders in the business are ZDNet columnists Mary Jo Foley and Edd Bott and they recently discussed the veil of secrecy surrounding Windows 7 and made their predictions for what Microsoft will do.
Here's ZDNet's description of the show:
"Microsoft is maintaining a cloak of silence around its next major release of Windows. ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan talks with blogger colleagues Mary Jo Foley, editor of All about Microsoft, and Ed Bott, editor of Microsoft Report, about the road map 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."