The excitement over getting my first post-M3 build of Windows 7 is dimmed somewhat by the fact that there are no hidden new features included here. Yes, there are some colorful new wallpapers, and of course the new Windows 7 taskbar is completely up and running this time around. But unlike with M3, Windows 7 build 6941 doesn't have a number of hidden features waiting to be exposed. In fact, some hidden M3 features--like the desktop slideshow feature--are simply missing in action in this build. All that said, build 6941 is stable and appears to be near-feature-complete. And it reinforces my contention that Microsoft will be able to ship this new OS far more quickly than most people realize.

Here are some shots of this recent build. Enjoy.