For all you techies and budding developers, you can download the beta of Windows 7 and be part of the customer preview programme. There’s only a short time left though (until 10 February), so you need to get your skates on.
What’s new in Windows 7 includes:
- An improved taskbar
- Jump lists
- New ways to work with Windows
- Internet Explorer 8
- Windows Live
- Better device management
There’s a dedicated page on Windows 7 for Small Business too. Because this is the beta version it’s not recommended that you load this on any computers that you rely on for business use just yet, and you need to back up and restore your PC before starting (there’s a chance of losing files). The download page gives you all the information you need.