I expect I’ll be somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on my way to Australia when it happens, but now that Ableton has closed its beta list and sent out a release candidate, you can expect an official Ableton Live 7 release really soon now. (I can share that, as the forums and beta list said as much!) Francis Preve has a good Cliff Notes-style guide to what’s new for Beatportal. I’ve been using it in performance and hope to do that some more on the road, so stay tuned.
You can now go ahead and buy Live 6 and get the upgrade, so no need to wait.