Update: Microsoft's Availability Plans for Vista 5536

By Mary Jo  |  Posted 2006-08-27 Print this article Print

Following some confusing back-and-forth with Microsoft, we believe we now have an accurate update on exactly who is designated to receive (legally) Windows Vista build 5536 – and when. As of August 25, the build was available for download via the Microsoft Connect site for Technology Adoption Program (TAP) and TechBeta customers. The week of August 28, the build also will be available for download by Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers and a selected slice of Customer Preview Program (a k a Vista Beta 2) participants. Contrary to some published reports, Microsoft will not be distributing the full-fledged Release Candidate 1 Vista build the week of August 28. RC1 is due out at some later time in September, Microsoft officials said.

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