Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Over the next few days, you'll start hearing more and more about the Windows Vista August EDW. This build is going to be released through a variety of channels. What a lot of people don't know, is that there's a new download area in town. The TechNet folks launched TechNet Plus Direct a few weeks ago.
Windows Vista build 5536 will be on the TechNet Plus Direct download area very soon. Now, instead of waiting for the DVD to show up in the snail mail, you can do your best to crater the internet. So warm up that DVD burner and keep your eyes on that handy subscription. More value is headed your way.
For more information on TechNet Subscription benefits, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx. The TechNet Windows Vista resource area is at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/default.mspx