John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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Windows Vista Beta 1 Available for download

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UPDATE: 9th June 2006. Windows Vista Beta 2 download information

Now available for download, if you want to get your hands on Beta 1 of the "Longhorn" client (now obviously called Windows Vista), it's available to both MSDN and Technet plus subscribers to download. Here's the link on Technet to the download sites. The home page for Windows Vista on Technet is here where you can find lots of IT Pro relevant material such as hardware purchasing decisions, deployment, security and management. Steven Bink also has some screenshots here. Remember though that this is the client, not the Longhorn server, which for now at least, retains the "Longhorn" code-name.

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  • Its not on TechNet yet. I have just asked a TechNet online concierge about it and it won't be available till September. :(

  • Sorry Toby - you're right. I've just seen an internal email which says exactly that too. I'll try to find out why.... it doesn't seem fair that MSDN should get it but Technet Plus doesn't!!!



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  • Hi John, any news on when technet plus subscribers will get access?

    Thanks

  • You have heard about the new launch name for the "in development" product that used to be called Longhorn. ...

  • Update for Technet Plus subscribers. I've been in touch with my Technet contacts... September it is unfortunately, but it will be on media as opposed to download. Maybe later in the year, there will be a secure download area for Technet akin to MSDN, but no guarantees.

    Sorry about that - unfortunately, out of my hands.

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