Microsoft releases yet another Vista test build

Microsoft releases yet another Vista test build

Summary: Microsoft has made available to testers yet another Windows Vista build. The latest release, No. 5808, was made available to participants in Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP) late on October 19, testers said.

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The Vista builds just keep on coming. 

Microsoft made available to testers yet another Windows Vista build. The latest Vista release, No. 5808, was made available to participants in Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP) late on October 19, testers said.

I'm not sure what's in the new build, other than the expected, continued bug fixes. Microsoft hasn't responded to my questions about what's in 5808 or to whom the company is planning to make available to nearly-done bits.

Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services unit, said earlier this week that Vista was close to being released to manufacturing, but that the Vista team would not release the final bits next week, as some had been expecting.

Microsoft released what it characterized as the final, broadscale test build of Vista, Vista Release Candidate (RC) 2 on October 6.

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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