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IT Channel News Briefs, Dec. 31

Today's headlines: Big shakeup at Dell; Windows 7 code leaks.

WSJ: Shake ups at Dell

There are big changes underway at Dell Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday (password required).

Michael Cannon, president of global operations, will stay on in another capacity while chief marketing officer Mark Jarvis, who spent many years at Oracle and then Veritas, will leave Dell altogether, according to the newspaper. Both executives joined Dell in 2007, reporting directly to Mr. Dell, who had re-assumed his role as CEO earlier that year.

Windows 7 beta code leaks

A beta build of Windows 7 has leaked on to the Web, according to
Microsoft pulled the Windows 7 build 7000 code off of its MSDN and TechNet sites and scrubbed the "Windows 7 Beta" entry from the quarterly update kit for Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) members. That update was to go out Jan. 5, 2009. Windows 7 is the next client version of Windows, the successor to Vista. It is expected to come out late in 2009.

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