Now that most of you have had the opportunity to request a PID for Windows Vista Beta 2 and download the image itself, it’s time to learn from you what works and what doesn’t work for you in this release. (You have requested your PID already, haven’t you?) We’re very proud of Beta 2 – justifiably, IMHO – and the advances that have been made since the major release preceding it, which most of you know of as build #5308. (BTW, beta 2 is build #5384.4.)
Do bear in mind that there have been other releases of Windows Vista since the CPP (Customer Preview Program, also known as “Beta 2”) was released in late May at WinHEC. These versions are not available to the general public and have not undergone the same rigorous testing passes as a beta-qualifying release. However, if you’re interested in participating as a beta tester, you just might be able to join the program and get your hands on these interstitial releases. So, depending on the version you’re using at the moment, some features and scenarios will be enabled and others may not, so as ever, caveat emptor and your mileage may vary (hey, it’s still a beta!). But whatever that may be , we’d love to hear from you about what your experience has been. What’s the good? The bad? The ugly? You can let us know in a couple of ways:
Windows Vista will be the product that you need it to be only if you make your voice heard.