The latest rumours around Windows 7 can be found on this Reuters article citing a public release in October and I’ll leave you to judge the voracity of that. However for those of you that haven’t tried it then it might be just as important to know why you should bother.
My good friends James O’Neill and Jamie Burgess have recorded a set of discussions and demos called the Road to Windows 7 to help you do just that.
James also has excellent blogs on installing Windows 7 from a USB stick and how well it plays on those netbook fashion accessories
I would also point out that Windows Server 2008 r2 is also being released at the same time and I have SQL Server 2005 and 2008 running just fine on that.