Microsoft Windows Vista now available

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    Get Ready for Windows Vista
    Getting ready for Windows Vista, available in early 2007, means choosing the edition that's right for you and ensuring that you have the right PC to enjoy the experiences you want.

    Windows Vista Beta 2 Customer Preview Program
    Windows Vista Beta 2 is now available for you to install, test, and enjoy. Here's the information you need to try it now.


    Evaluate Your Current PC
    Run the Windows Vista Upgrade Adviser beta to help get your PC ready for Windows Vista.
    System Requirements
    We recommend that you consult the Windows Vista Capable and Premium Ready PC specifications for system requirement guidance on running the core experiences and advanced features of Windows Vista.

    Get Windows Vista Beta 2
    Windows Vista Beta 2 is available as a download or on DVD. It's time for clarity—try it now!
    Windows Vista Beta 2 Resource Centre

    Once you have installed Windows Vista Beta 2, be sure to visit the Resource Centre to download the Windows Vista Product Guide, find anti-virus software for Beta 2, and discover more information that will help you get up and running quickly.

    Windows Vista Capable and Premium Ready PCs
    You can confidently buy a Windows XP computer today that's ready when you are for Windows Vista. Find out more about buying a Windows Vista Capable or Premium Ready PC.

    Windows Vista Upgrade Adviser Beta
    The Windows Vista Upgrade Adviser beta will help you determine if your current PC is ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista. It will also help you to choose the edition of Windows Vista that's right for you. Download the Upgrade Adviser beta and run an analysis of your current PC and use the detailed feedback to ensure that your PC is ready for the edition of Windows Vista that you want.

    Windows Vista Editions
    From home entertainment to business productivity and everything in between, there's an edition of Windows Vista that's right for you.

    To order the DVD for installing or for download then please see here. Please also note that this is a beta and will expire on June 1st 2007
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/default.mspx

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    Update for Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Codename Longhorn Server Beta 2 (KB920143)
    Brief Description

    Install this update to fix application compatibility issues with Symantec Antivirus version 10.0.1.622. Note that you must save the file to your local machine before running it.
    Overview
    Install this update to fix application compatibility issues with Symantec Antivirus version 10.0.1.622. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...b9-b654-45e7-b006-e1728fe076ca&DisplayLang=en
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    Microsoft(R) Windows Server(TM) Code Name "Longhorn" and Microsoft Windows Vista(TM) Release Notes – Beta 2 Release
    Brief Description

    Release Notes containing known issues for the Microsoft(R) Windows Server(TM) Code Name "Longhorn" and the Microsoft Windows Vista(TM) operating systems.
    Overview
    These Release Notes provide important information you should know prior to deploying and using the Microsoft(R) Windows Server(TM) Code Name "Longhorn" operating system and the Microsoft Windows Vista(TM) operating system, including known issues. You should familiarize yourself with all of the known issues listed here prior to installing the software.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...5d-d72c-478c-ab10-c733a69c0200&DisplayLang=en
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    Download Windows Vista Beta 2

    Update as of June 9, 12:00PM PST:
    We are experiencing extremely high download demand at this time. The wait time to start the download is very long and many customers may be unable to access the download site. To guarantee participation in the Customer Preview Program (to receive both Beta 2 and RC1) we recommend you use the DVD kit order option above.


    Choose this option to download Windows Vista Beta 2. The download is an ISO file of Windows Vista Beta 2, which is about 3.5 gigabytes (GB) for the 32-bit edition or 4.4 GB for the 64-bit edition.

    You will need:

    * Broadband Internet connection (highly recommended)
    * DVD burner and blank DVD media to convert the download into a bootable DVD that can be used to install the operating system

    To begin, please select your country or region from the following list. Download times will vary based on your Internet connection speed. This table shows approximate download times at common connection speeds:

    Connection speed:

    Connection type:

    Approximate
    download time:
    32-bit edition (3.5 GB)
    3.0 mbps

    Fast Cable/DSL

    4.5 hours
    1.5 mbps

    T1

    9 hours
    768 kbps

    Cable/DSL

    18 hours
    256 kbps

    Cable/DSL

    54 hours
    64-bit edition (4.4 GB)
    3.0 mbps

    Fast Cable/DSL

    5.5 hours
    1.5 mbps

    T1

    10.5 hours
    768 kbps

    Cable/DSL

    21 hours
    256 kbps

    Cable/DSL

    64 hours

    Before proceeding, please read the update above regarding high download demand.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx
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    Microsoft Windows Vista On-Demand Training Courses
    Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista On-Demand Training Courses. This content is intended to supply you, our valued Deployment Partners, with business value, feature and deployment details surrounding Microsoft Windows Vista.

    The abstracts below describe the presentations developed and delivered by the Microsoft Windows Vista product marketing team. Click a Start Video link to begin streaming these presentations. After viewing these individual sessions, please provide your feedback to help us improve our content and delivery.

    http://www.vistapartnervideos.com/

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    Update for Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Codename Longhorn Server Beta 2 (KB919946)
    Brief Description

    Install this update to fix an issue where in the presence of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) or Windows Firewall, a race condition can be hit on multi-processor (or hyper-threaded) systems causing memory corruption, leading to a system crash.

    Quick Details
    File Name: Windows6.0-KB919946-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU
    Version: 919946
    Knowledge Base (KB) Articles: KB919946
    Date Published: 6/27/2006
    Language: English
    Download Size: 622 KB

    Overview
    Install this update to fix an issue where in the presence of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) or Windows Firewall, a race condition can be hit on multi-processor (or hyper-threaded) systems causing memory corruption, leading to a system crash. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    System Requirements

    * Supported Operating Systems: Longhorn (Windows Code Name) ; Windows Vista

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ec-6a31-46a6-8238-dff1b2eb2025&DisplayLang=en
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    Well the website has now been updated as follows

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx
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