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Vista Beta 2. Anyone seen it out in the wild yet?

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    Simo

    Checked my msdn subs page this morning.

    Nothing showing yet. Am I jumping the gin gun a bit?

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    Jung

    Off the top of my head it was meant to be yesterday wasn't it?
    I was even being hopeful and expecting the public beta yesterday, alas it was likely to be just rumour.
    anyone got any more ideas?



    On a possibly related note, connect.microsoft.com is currently down for me, anyone else?
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    SylverFyre

    It's not a rumour, it is today. It's only just gone midnight in the US, give them a few more hours and it'll be there, same with office

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    Jung

    I wasn't  sure if was geeky that i'm excited.
    Then i remembered we're all geeks...

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    Arran

    Somethings i have read this morning seem to indicate it may be handed out to the WinHEC people after Bills keynote.

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    Jung

    Another 8 hours or so then i reckon?

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    Tom Servo

    I rather hope to see Office beta 2 anytime soon, especially since I'm making my clean cut on the PSTs dependent on it (less work setting all up again than cleaning up the current mess).

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    littleguru

    When is it coming public? Any news?

    Btw. when is the WinHEC opening?


    Damn, I want this beta so badly.

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    Yggdrasil

    Tom Servo wrote:
    I rather hope to see Office beta 2 anytime soon, especially since I'm making my clean cut on the PSTs dependent on it (less work setting all up again than cleaning up the current mess).


    Reading between the lines on Jensen Harris' blog, I have a feeling it's already ready and just waiting to ship. He made some sort of comment about  the Print icon and saying that they won't have time to change it for Beta 2, only afterwards. If they're too deep into Beta 2 to change a single icon, it's probably pretty much closed-down.

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    SylverFyre

    Believe me, it will be out today. It's been ready for a week. Both Vista and Office are being handed out at WinHEC. Be patient folks

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    Arran

    littleguru wrote:
    

    When is it coming public? Any news?

    Btw. when is the WinHEC opening?


    Damn, I want this beta so badly.



    WinHEC runs today until Thursday.

    I know the betas are not in the registration goody bag like they were last time.  But apparently that is because the CDs are not ready.

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    littleguru

    I'm going to watch the BillG's keynote... Smiley
    http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx

    A few screenshots of the Beta 2 (??)
    http://www.winfuture.de/index.html?page=wfv4/BSv2/scg-ia.php&id=1795

    Ups, they did it again *sing*
    http://www.winfuture.de/index.php?nolayout=1&page=wfv4/BSv2/scg.show.php&pic_id=1148366762

    Unskinned buttons!!!! Aaaargh!

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    Cybermagell​an

    What is interesting is the fact that some people notice that from the screenshots posted on

     http://screenshots.winfuture.de/1148366757.jpg

    That it has an exipiration date of 5/31/07...my question if Microsoft was planning on shipping on sometime Jan 07 what is Jun 07 even needed Expressionless

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    littleguru

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    What is interesting is the fact that some people notice that from the screenshots posted on

     http://screenshots.winfuture.de/1148366757.jpg

    That it has an exipiration date of 5/31/07...my question if Microsoft was planning on shipping on sometime Jan 07 what is Jun 07 even needed


    I guess it is a fake then... An old version with a WinHEC wallpaper?

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    Arran

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    What is interesting is the fact that some people notice that from the screenshots posted on

     http://screenshots.winfuture.de/1148366757.jpg

    That it has an exipiration date of 5/31/07...my question if Microsoft was planning on shipping on sometime Jan 07 what is Jun 07 even needed


    I would not read too much into the expire date.  From my experiance they tend to set very far in the future dates.  I am sure there were quite a few builds of VS 2005 & SQL 2005 that expired a long while after the expected delivery date.

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    anthq11

    Are the Vista and Office betas that are being handed out to people at WinHEC going to be public (i.e. on microsoft.com?)

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    SylverFyre

    Arran wrote:
    Cybermagellan wrote:What is interesting is the fact that some people notice that from the screenshots posted on

     http://screenshots.winfuture.de/1148366757.jpg

    That it has an exipiration date of 5/31/07...my question if Microsoft was planning on shipping on sometime Jan 07 what is Jun 07 even needed


    I would not read too much into the expire date.  From my experiance they tend to set very far in the future dates.  I am sure there were quite a few builds of VS 2005 & SQL 2005 that expired a long while after the expected delivery date.


    I remember my copy of VS2005 beta 2 having a 365 day licence. I'm guessing it's the real deal folks

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