Windows 7 Beta 1 Coming January 2009?

Thanks to a heads up from Keith Combs, we are learning that Windows 7 Beta 1 DVDs will be made available in mid January 2009, and this is confirmed through, who is saying they will be distributing Windows 7 Beta 1 DVDs for attendees of their conferences in December and January.

I’m with Ed Bott on this one – the dates make sense, but I bet Microsoft unveils Windows 7 Beta 1 at CES during Steve Ballmer’s pre-CES Keynote, then begins rolling it out to the public to coincide with that January 13th date. From the looks of things, it won’t be too much longer before we are all testing Windows 7.