by CIO Staff

Micrsoft: No Windows Vista Beta 2

Jan 30, 20061 min
Enterprise ApplicationsOperating Systems

Microsoft loyalists waiting for Beta 2 of Windows Vista before testing the company’s new operating system are going to be disappointed.

According to Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft’s Platform Products & Services Division in Redmond, Wa., there will be no single Beta 2 version of Vista, eWeek reports.

The company will use Community Technology Preview (CTP) builds to get its feedback from Windows testers.  These CTPs are early product test releases that a represent a “snapshot” of a system at a certain point during its development, according to eWeek, and they are typically considered less stable than beta releases.

For more CIO coverage of Vista and “Vienna”, the future of operating systems at Microsoft, read Microsoft “Vienna” Will Succeed Vista, Microsoft Releases Vista Tech For Developers and Gates Unveils Vista OS.

-Al Sacco