I wanted to upload a copy of my slides from the Drupal 7 Status Update talk at Drupalcon Paris, and then I realized I don't think I ever uploaded my slides from the Drupal 7 Status Update talk at Drupalcon DC. Oops! So here are both of them. ;)
Drupalcon DC (March 4, 2009)
Drupalcon Paris (September 2, 2009)
You can think of these basically as an audiovisual guide to the highlights of the Drupal 7 CHANGELOG.txt and release notes. It's interesting to compare where we thought we'd go in March and where we ended up in September. Someday I'm sure I'll have lots of time to write something really navel-gazing and insightful about those 6 months in between, but alas, today is not that day. ;)
In terms of "What next?" Dries just made a post to the Drupal.org front page on the Drupal 7 release cycle which you can find at http://drupal.org/node/578446. It details the schedule for the next coming phases, and I posted some follow-ups with some action items for those hoping to help us towards release!
Hope to see you in the issue queue! :)