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Windows Vista Beta 2 (and others)

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InsideTrackAfter I do a live TechNet Event, Microsoft Campus Connection Event, or TechNet Webcast, and the content has contained something about the new products coming out, the one question I’m asked the most is, “How do I get the beta?”

“Okay.. so how do I get the beta?”

Well, the best way of course is a TechNet Plus subscription.  That will include having betas sent directly to you.  But another way to keep tabs on what is new and available is to subscribe to the TechNet Flash e-mail newsletter.  This page here gives you the details and steps to take for signing up, so you’ll get the word when a new beta or CTP (Community Technology Preview) is available for you.

Flippin' Sweeet!And.. I don’t think I will get in trouble telling you this - but I’m running an “escrow build” – a build that is in it’s final stages of being tested for beta release – of Windows Vista Beta 2.  It’s “flippin’ sweeet!”

  • I can vouch for the sweetnes - at least via third party.  One of my student workers saw it in action during an event and hasn't stopped talking about it!  Any more and I'll be recommending he becomes the latest MS Evalgelist when he graduates in June.

  • So I read this yesterday. Friend-of-a-friend says someone in Microsoft is running “escrow”...

  • y'all just crosspost on each other's blogs to make it look like there's some activity?  (Surely there's a better way to show that there are other blogs discussing the same subject.)  Am I the only regular non-Microsoft-employee reader here?


  • I certainly hope not, Chad.  :)  

    Geeking Microsoft is not a Microsoft Employee, to my knowledge.   (I appreciate his link.)

    Hey... see you on May 31st?  I'm excited to be speaking to the folks at Dunwoody!  


  • Beta 2 is coming to the public soon I hear May 22....I wish I could get it sooner

  • If It Hapens I sure I'll get One...

  • Right you are Kevin! The closest I get to Microsoft is that I work for a Gold Certified Partner. :) And of course I am going to link to the source of my news. Keep up the good work!

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