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  • Blog Post: RC1 CPP Now Available to General Public

    A quick update on CPP status: Windows Vista RC1 is now publicly available. This means that 32- and 64-bit downloads for all three languages (English, German, and Japanese) are live. If you did not receive and email in the previous wave, you can now both download the ISO image and request a product...
  • Blog Post: Update on Interim Windows Vista Build 5728: 64-bit Version Available; Build Availability Window Closing Soon

    Per my post from last week, I've got some news for you regarding the release of interim build 5728: The 64-bit version of build 5728 is now availabile in both German and English . The window is rapidly closing for download of the English build, as we're nearing our targeted download quantity...
  • Blog Post: Windows Client Team Launches the Windows Shell Blog

    The Windows Shell Team, responsible for Windows' core user interface, has launched a blog called shell: revealed . This new site has blogs from several team members and also includes galleries and a forum to discuss Windows shell-related topics, such as Windows Aero and organization. If you are one...
  • Blog Post: Where in the World Are Our Beta Testers?

    Windows Test Manager Paul Donnelly just sent the mail below to Beta testers at connect.microsoft.com , and I was so fascinated with the maps he's generated representing where Windows Beta testers are located, I thought I'd share it with you: I'm sure you've noticed people here in the newsgroups...
  • Blog Post: Another Update on Interim Windows Vista Build 5728: Japanese Version Available

    Another follow-up to my original post on Build 5728: the Japanese download page for both 32- and 64-bit versions is live. That means that this link is now active!
  • Blog Post: RC1 Public Availability Pending

    I know I'm sounding like a broken record (just read my comments on previous posts relating to RC1), but keep an eye on this blog for upcoming news on when and where to get your PID (product key) and image download when the public portion of the Windows Vista Customer Preview Program (CPP) opens. Stay...
  • Blog Post: Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look

    Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look Introduction The Windows ® Experience Index is a new feature built into Windows Vista ™ . It is designed to help consumers understand how well Windows Vista and the software running on it will perform on a specific PC. The index achieves this by...