That’s right, this will after all be the official name of the next Windows version. According to Mike Nash on the Windows Vista blog, Microsoft is sticking with the simple name Windows 7, therefore cutting with the “aspirational monikers” that they have used in the past like Windows XP or Vista.

The same person writes that this is the seventh release of Windows, hence the naming Windows 7.

Another source tells us that a pre-beta version of this new Windows will be distributed at the Professional Developer Conference, set to take place on Los Angeles on October 27th.