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Windows Defender for German Speaking Markets is Available !

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Adam Overton here – Group Program Manager for the Antimalware team. Today, we shipped Windows Defender (Beta 2) for German speaking markets including Germany and Switzerland. We’re also close to launching our Japanese version for additional coverage in Asia so be on the lookout for that announcement. Windows Defender has been available in the English speaking markets for quite a while now and we’re proud to make Windows Defender (Beta 2) available to help protect computers against spyware and other potentially unwanted software in more of our international markets. Although German and Japanese will be the only languages we localize to for our Beta 2, we remain very committed to all our international customers and plan to release localized versions of our RTM release into all the major languages. We’re looking for folks to help test our localized Beta 2 versions in preparation for our final English locale release in the second half of 2006 followed by our localized releases, so get out there and install the German Windows Defender and give us your feedback by posting to our newsgroups.

Adam

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