No Vista Beta 2 this year

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:32 am

The second beta of Windows Vista will not come until next year, Microsoft said Tuesday.

The software maker did not give a time frame for the release of Beta 2 of the operating system, and said only that it would have more to say next year. Microsoft had not said when Beta 2 will come, but some had expected it might come in December or January.

Microsoft did say it still plans to release the final version of Vista in the second half of next year.

“First and foremost, we are still on track for general availability in the second half of calendar year 2006,” said Amitabh Srivastava, a corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Windows unit.

Microsoft also said Tuesday that it will end the monthly schedule for interim Community Technology Preview updates of the Vista code. The third CTP release, planned for November, now will not happen until December, it said.

Source: News.com


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