I would like to point out a new Microsoft Windows blog that recently came on line called Shell Revealed. There is a blog section as well as forums, downloads and galleries. I think it is great that the core UI design team has started this channel of communication.

Also, as most of you know, we released Windows Vista RC1 earlier this month. It is a great step forward and most of us are now running it as our main system combined with Office 2007 Beta. I can't see ever going back! :-)

If you are intersted in testing Windows Vista RC1 you can download it via MSDN, TechNet, the Windows Vista Technical Beta Program or you can simply go to the Customer Preview Program (CPP) release which is open to the general public.

Lastly, the Beta 2 of BDD 2007 is now up on the Desktop Deployment Center. If you are interested in industry best practices and tools for deploying and managing Windows Vista I strongly suggest that you check out the BDD.

Cheers,

Patrick Svenburg