Today Microsoft Windows formally announced public availability of Windows Vista Beta 2. In a nod to community and blogs, Windows announced it first on The Hive:
“As members of The Hive, you are some of Microsoft’s most technically-savvy and enthusiastic users, and we wanted to give you an opportunity to be first to obtain the code before we more formally announce the CPP’s availability tomorrow.”
Click here to see the announcement and click here to get the beta
The beta is build 5384 for those of you keeping track. The team has done a good job of making this beta process as easy as possible for users. First, on the GetReady site one can use the Upgrade Advisor to see if one’s current Windows XP machine can run Windows Vista. Secondly, system requirements and a product guide are also available. And, Windows Vista Beta 2 may be either downloaded or ordered on DVD for a small fee in 32 bit or 64 bit.
Happy beta testing!