It’s important for the system admin to stay on top of these rumors. Don’t become infatuated with them, but know what they are. This is a fast way to get a birds eye view of possible application enhancements or compatibility issues with your existing apps.
It’s nice to engage with the vendors of your favorite business apps to see what they are doing to be compatible out the gate with new Windows versions. It’s also very important to know of any application pitfalls to avoid.
Michael has done a good job of compiling reputable sites and their rumors. It’s worth taking a stroll to see what the chatter is about.