Sinofsky says that Windows 7 is scheduled for a release about three years after the general availability of Windows Vista. This would mean Windows 7 is coming in 2010. Bill Gates said in April Windows 7 would already come next year.
Overall Sinofsky does not want to say much about what Windows 7 really will be like. I see Windows as being in a really big crisis. I am still on bloody XP. There is still no reason for Vista. I am getting very used to Linux on my cheap-ass Asus Eee PC. I still admire the glory UI of the Macbook my wife is addicted too. Windows 7 needs to be a revelation, or I will still be using XP in 2010.
Read the lengthy interview on CNET.