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Microsoft Windows Vista News!
« on: August 23, 2006, 12:43:00 AM »
Microsoft Vista RC1 scheduled for release around September 7, 2006.

From:  http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/Articl...93182.html?Ad=1
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August 15, 2006
Exclusive: Microsoft Still Plans October 2006 Vista Release
A Web Exclusive from WinInfo
Paul Thurrott
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According to sources at Microsoft, the company plans to ship Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) in early September. More important, perhaps, is that Microsoft still plans to release Vista to manufacturing by the end of October as previously planned, defying rumors that the company would delay Vista yet again.

Although I'm not at liberty to divulge the full contents of the message, Microsoft has placed build 5520 into escrow as the RC1 of Vista. This build will be released to testers and the public after the Labor Day holiday in the United States, which falls this year on September 4. Currently, Microsoft expects to ship RC1 on or after September 7.

Meanwhile, the release to manufacturing (RTM), or final, version of Vista is set for a September 2006 escrow and final release on or before October 25. We can expect a Longhorn Server Beta 3 release in first quarter 2007, an RC2 release in second quarter 2007, and the final release in the second half of 2007.

Correction
In Tuesday's WinInfo, I reported that Microsoft still planned to release Windows Vista to manufacturing by the end of October. While this is correct, the company asked me to inform readers that it has never publicly promised it will finalized Vista in October. Instead, Microsoft has publicly pledged only to ship Windows Vista to its volume license customers in November 2006 and to consumers in January 2007. Those plans, too, have not changed.


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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista News!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006, 01:36:03 AM »
Microsoft Windows Vista Blogs:

Windows Vista Security:  http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsvistasecurity/
Windows Vista Team Blog:  http://blogs.technet.com/windowsvista/default.aspx


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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista News!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006, 01:40:28 AM »
MS Invites Mozilla to Redmond

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As part of my mission as an advocate for open source applications on
Windows, I've gotten spaces set aside at the Windows Vista Readiness
ISV Lab.  In the past the company has only invited commercial software
developers to these labs.  I'm committed to evolving our thinking
beyond commercial companies to include open source projects, so I went
to the non-trivial effort of getting slots for non-commercial open
source projects.

The lab itself is a 4-day event held in Redmond every week through
December 2006; we provide secure office space for 4 people, hardware,
VPN access, and 1:1 access to product team developers and support
staff.

I like this comment form about the wording at  Beta News:

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"In turn, Microsoft has begun to seek out bigger developers and work with them directly."

Great - I'll let my friend know. He's 6' 5" tall and weighs about 275 lbs.

BTW, it looks like Opera has already been to Redmond:  Preparing Opera for Vista


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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista News!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006, 09:39:33 AM »
Beta. Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it's released. Beta is Latin for 'still doesn't work.'

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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista News!
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2006, 02:45:31 PM »
http://blogs.technet.com/windowsvista/default.aspx --
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It's Official: Windows Vista RC1 Is Complete
posted Friday, September 01, 2006 10:59 AM by nwhite

This just in:  Platforms and Services Co-President Jim Allchin has just now posted an announcement that RC1 is complete on the TechBeta/TAP site (note that it's password-protected).  We’re reproducing the text here so that you all can see his comments.  As per usual, we’re initially rolling out the code to the TechBeta and TAP programs alone, while MSDN and TechNet subscribers will be offered access next week.

   
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To the TechBeta community:

    It’s official — Windows Vista RC1 is done!

    We could not have achieved this milestone without your support.  The quantity and quality of feedback and data we received from you has been essential to helping us progress.  Thus we wanted you to be the first customers outside of Microsoft to get access to the bits.  Next week, a broader set of technical customers will get them via MSDN and TechNet.  But you’re the first!  We wanted to get it into your hands asap so you can start giving us feedback right away.

    You’ll notice a lot of improvements since Beta 2.  We’ve made some UI adjustments, added more device drivers, and enhanced performance.  We’re not done yet, however — quality will continue to improve.  We’ll keep plugging away on application compatibility, as well as fit and finish, until RTM.  If you are an ISV, RC1 is the build you should use for certifying your application.

    The operating system is in great shape with RC1, but there’s still a lot of testing to do.  You’ve come through for us so far, and I’m asking you to once again put the pedal to the metal and send us feedback.  Windows Vista is going to touch hundreds of millions of lives all around the world.  Thanks for everything you’re doing to help us give them the best experience possible.

    jim
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Friday, September 01, 2006
Microsoft Hits Vista RC1
By Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft's Windows Vista Release Candidate (RC) 1 is done. Now it's up to the estimated 6 million testers to which the company is planning to release the code to determine if it really is ready for prime time.

Microsoft has posted the RC 1 build, Number 5600, on its TechBeta Web sites for select technical beta testers, including Technology Adoption Program (TAP) partners, on September 1.

Microsoft is planning to broaden the beta to include up to six million participants, total, some time next week, according to industry sources.

Vista Beta 2 went to more than two million testers. Microsoft officials, contacted on September 1, declined to confirm the six million figure.

ComputerWorld Article


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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista News!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006, 11:46:43 PM »
Official Windows Vista Pricing

Click on the edition that would match your needs, read about the features and see the package as well as upgrade cost.  The suggested retail price for the full package of Windows Vista Home Premium is $239.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $159.00 USD.


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