We’ve been seeing rumors of all sorts start to wash up before CES, and now it’s time for Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer to join the fray. As part of his keynote speech, the Microsoft CEO will reportedly announce the public availability of the new Windows 7 OS beta. While the new OS has been leaked on less than legal sites for months now, we’ll finally be seeing the go-ahead for the public from Microsoft.
In addition to the Windows 7 beta launch, Microsoft will apparently be unveiling a new system designed to make networking home PCs significantly easier for the end user. This is definitely important for Microsoft to get a handle on, since 2008 has seen them move into the home server market. On the portable side of things, Ballmer may also announce a timeframe for getting flash onto Windows Mobile, which I know I’m personally excited to hear about.