Vista betas to be released monthly


J

Jason

Source of info from: http://www.apcstart.com/site/dwarne/2006/06/417/vista-to-be-released-monthly

Microsoft will release updates to the beta of Windows Vista every month until the gold master release to corporate customers in November, the software giant's Australian Windows chief revealed today.

Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client, Microsoft Australia revealed the plan in a briefing to journalists at Microsoft's headquarters in Sydney today.

"We're on the bug-hunt," he said.

However Putt said the plan depended on the volume and complexity of bugs Microsoft had to fix.

He also refuted media reports over past weeks about Windows' heavy use of the GPU sapping notebook battery life and causing desktop PCs to run hot.

"This is still beta 2 code. [GPU heat and power consumption] also relies on third parties and their graphics drivers - and they are coming along," he said.

"A key goal and intention for us is to not compromise battery life. We'd be reasonably short-sighted to shoot ourselves in the foot that badly just for getting that one element [the Vista 3D GUI]."

Putt reconfirmed that the corporate version would be released in November 2006 and the consumer version "very early" in the first quarter of 2007.

He still refused to provide any pricing for the sixteen different versions of Vista, saying that it would be revealed "in due course".



Please keep in mind, these updates maybe only for the Beta Testers until RC1 comes out for the general public use.
 
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Colin Barnhorst

It is not clear whether he is referring to the Customer Preview beta program or the TechBeta program which has been receiving monthly drops for some time. Even in the TechBeta program, those who opted to receive dvd's by mail only get the milestone releases (Beta 1, Beta 2, and RC1).
Source of info from: http://www.apcstart.com/site/dwarne/2006/06/417/vista-to-be-released-monthly

Microsoft will release updates to the beta of Windows Vista every month until the gold master release to corporate customers in November, the software giant's Australian Windows chief revealed today.

Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client, Microsoft Australia revealed the plan in a briefing to journalists at Microsoft's headquarters in Sydney today.

"We're on the bug-hunt," he said.

However Putt said the plan depended on the volume and complexity of bugs Microsoft had to fix.

He also refuted media reports over past weeks about Windows' heavy use of the GPU sapping notebook battery life and causing desktop PCs to run hot.

"This is still beta 2 code. [GPU heat and power consumption] also relies on third parties and their graphics drivers - and they are coming along," he said.

"A key goal and intention for us is to not compromise battery life. We'd be reasonably short-sighted to shoot ourselves in the foot that badly just for getting that one element [the Vista 3D GUI]."

Putt reconfirmed that the corporate version would be released in November 2006 and the consumer version "very early" in the first quarter of 2007.

He still refused to provide any pricing for the sixteen different versions of Vista, saying that it would be revealed "in due course".



Please keep in mind, these updates maybe only for the Beta Testers until RC1 comes out for the general public use.
 
Z

Zapper

AFAIUI(as far as I understand it) that only pertains to the Technical Beta
group(those who were testing Longhorn/Vista before Beta2/Consumer Technology
Preview. I do not think we normal folks will be getting the updates...

Source of info from:
http://www.apcstart.com/site/dwarne/2006/06/417/vista-to-be-released-monthly
Microsoft will release updates to the beta of Windows Vista every month
until the gold master release to corporate customers in November, the
software giant's Australian Windows chief revealed today.
Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client, Microsoft Australia revealed the plan
in a briefing to journalists at Microsoft's headquarters in Sydney today.
"We're on the bug-hunt," he said.
However Putt said the plan depended on the volume and complexity of bugs
Microsoft had to fix.
He also refuted media reports over past weeks about Windows' heavy use of
the GPU sapping notebook battery life and causing desktop PCs to run hot.
"This is still beta 2 code. [GPU heat and power consumption] also relies on
third parties and their graphics drivers - and they are coming along," he
said.
"A key goal and intention for us is to not compromise battery life. We'd be
reasonably short-sighted to shoot ourselves in the foot that badly just for
getting that one element [the Vista 3D GUI]."
Putt reconfirmed that the corporate version would be released in November
2006 and the consumer version "very early" in the first quarter of 2007.
He still refused to provide any pricing for the sixteen different versions
of Vista, saying that it would be revealed "in due course".

Please keep in mind, these updates maybe only for the Beta Testers until RC1
comes out for the general public use.
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

Zapper, there is no Consumer Tech Preview. It is a Customer Tech Preview.
The specific customers are outlined on GetReady. They are definitely not
Consumers.
 
Z

Zapper

Semantics...I buy the product, thus I am a consumer...or a
prosumer....whatever you want to call me...I am not in the Technical Beta,
as such, I am not a Beta Tester..I just happen to be using the only product
legally available to me..which happens to be called Beta2
Consumer/Customer..same thing!!!!


Colin Barnhorst said:
Zapper, there is no Consumer Tech Preview. It is a Customer Tech Preview.
The specific customers are outlined on GetReady. They are definitely not
Consumers.

Zapper said:
AFAIUI(as far as I understand it) that only pertains to the Technical
Beta group(those who were testing Longhorn/Vista before Beta2/Consumer
Technology Preview. I do not think we normal folks will be getting the
updates...

Source of info from:
http://www.apcstart.com/site/dwarne/2006/06/417/vista-to-be-released-monthly
Microsoft will release updates to the beta of Windows Vista every month
until the gold master release to corporate customers in November, the
software giant's Australian Windows chief revealed today.
Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client, Microsoft Australia revealed the
plan in a briefing to journalists at Microsoft's headquarters in Sydney
today.
"We're on the bug-hunt," he said.
However Putt said the plan depended on the volume and complexity of bugs
Microsoft had to fix.
He also refuted media reports over past weeks about Windows' heavy use of
the GPU sapping notebook battery life and causing desktop PCs to run hot.
"This is still beta 2 code. [GPU heat and power consumption] also relies
on third parties and their graphics drivers - and they are coming along,"
he said.
"A key goal and intention for us is to not compromise battery life. We'd
be reasonably short-sighted to shoot ourselves in the foot that badly
just for getting that one element [the Vista 3D GUI]."
Putt reconfirmed that the corporate version would be released in November
2006 and the consumer version "very early" in the first quarter of 2007.
He still refused to provide any pricing for the sixteen different
versions of Vista, saying that it would be revealed "in due course".

Please keep in mind, these updates maybe only for the Beta Testers until
RC1 comes out for the general public use.
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

No it isn't. The text from GetReady is:

"Note: This is beta code and should not be used in a production environment
or on a main machine in the home. Beta 2 is intended for developers, IT
professionals and technology experts to continue or begin their testing of
Windows Vista. Before you decide to use Beta 2, you should feel comfortable
with installing operating systems, updating drivers, and general PC
troubleshooting."

Consumer Preview would not come until RC1 at least.

Zapper said:
Semantics...I buy the product, thus I am a consumer...or a
prosumer....whatever you want to call me...I am not in the Technical Beta,
as such, I am not a Beta Tester..I just happen to be using the only
product legally available to me..which happens to be called Beta2
Consumer/Customer..same thing!!!!


Colin Barnhorst said:
Zapper, there is no Consumer Tech Preview. It is a Customer Tech
Preview. The specific customers are outlined on GetReady. They are
definitely not Consumers.

Zapper said:
AFAIUI(as far as I understand it) that only pertains to the Technical
Beta group(those who were testing Longhorn/Vista before Beta2/Consumer
Technology Preview. I do not think we normal folks will be getting the
updates...

Source of info from:
http://www.apcstart.com/site/dwarne/2006/06/417/vista-to-be-released-monthly
Microsoft will release updates to the beta of Windows Vista every month
until the gold master release to corporate customers in November, the
software giant's Australian Windows chief revealed today.
Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client, Microsoft Australia revealed the
plan in a briefing to journalists at Microsoft's headquarters in Sydney
today.
"We're on the bug-hunt," he said.
However Putt said the plan depended on the volume and complexity of bugs
Microsoft had to fix.
He also refuted media reports over past weeks about Windows' heavy use
of the GPU sapping notebook battery life and causing desktop PCs to run
hot.
"This is still beta 2 code. [GPU heat and power consumption] also relies
on third parties and their graphics drivers - and they are coming
along," he said.
"A key goal and intention for us is to not compromise battery life. We'd
be reasonably short-sighted to shoot ourselves in the foot that badly
just for getting that one element [the Vista 3D GUI]."
Putt reconfirmed that the corporate version would be released in
November 2006 and the consumer version "very early" in the first quarter
of 2007.
He still refused to provide any pricing for the sixteen different
versions of Vista, saying that it would be revealed "in due course".

Please keep in mind, these updates maybe only for the Beta Testers until
RC1 comes out for the general public use.
 
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G

Guest

The Private Beta has been Cancelled, just FYI.
Source of info from: http://www.apcstart.com/site/dwarne/2006/06/417/vista-to-be-released-monthly

Microsoft will release updates to the beta of Windows Vista every month until the gold master release to corporate customers in November, the software giant's Australian Windows chief revealed today.

Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client, Microsoft Australia revealed the plan in a briefing to journalists at Microsoft's headquarters in Sydney today.

"We're on the bug-hunt," he said.

However Putt said the plan depended on the volume and complexity of bugs Microsoft had to fix.

He also refuted media reports over past weeks about Windows' heavy use of the GPU sapping notebook battery life and causing desktop PCs to run hot.

"This is still beta 2 code. [GPU heat and power consumption] also relies on third parties and their graphics drivers - and they are coming along," he said.

"A key goal and intention for us is to not compromise battery life. We'd be reasonably short-sighted to shoot ourselves in the foot that badly just for getting that one element [the Vista 3D GUI]."

Putt reconfirmed that the corporate version would be released in November 2006 and the consumer version "very early" in the first quarter of 2007.

He still refused to provide any pricing for the sixteen different versions of Vista, saying that it would be revealed "in due course".



Please keep in mind, these updates maybe only for the Beta Testers until RC1 comes out for the general public use.
 

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