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How many Microsoft employees does it take to fix a lightbulb?

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In this post I wanted to highlight how many people at Microsoft are all pulling together to make Vista the best possible product for our customers and partners.  At last count there were 24,000 installs of Vista being run by Microsoft employees.  We're testing, testing, testing each build that comes out - I'm currently testing 5708 - and it's really good.

I'm a really fussy individual and all the little niggles that I've been complaining about in previous builds since beta 2 have been ironed out - it seems the product team are really good listeners!  If I find a problem with it then I provide feedback via a consolidated tool which combined with all the other feedback from other employees produces a rating for each build.

The most current builds are looking very good and RC1 will be a huge stride towards the final product providing the kind of stability you would expect from a release candidate.  There has been a tremendous amount of feedback from you for which we are extremely grateful - we have taken it all on board and have made changes and fixed bugs that have been highlighted.

We look forward to receiving more feedback from you on RC1...

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  • A couple of days ago, an article was published over at TechWeb, stating that Vista will ship in late...

  • I believe the classic answer to your question is..

    "None.  They declare darkness the new standard."

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