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Thursday February 23, 2006 8:26 pm

Windows Vista “Enterprise CTP” Released


Posted by John Goulden Categories: Microsoft, Software


Vista Enterprise CTP
Microsoft has released their fourth preview of Windows Vista, this one entitled the Enterprise CTP (Community Technology Preview).  With the name change (the previous beta was called Partner CTP), Microsoft is trying to draw attention to the features of Vista that benefit corporate customers.  Migration utilities, enterprise deployment tools, Windows System Image Manager and an updated Management Console are some of the items geared for use in a business atmosphere.  It’s not all work and no play though, as this build (5308) also contains Windows Sidebar (which disappears/reappears just about every other build) and Gadgets (think widgets). 

Considered a milestone, this build of Vista is the first to be called feature-complete.  From this point on, there will be no new features added, and all testing will be geared for performance, bugs (removal that is), and tweaking based on user feedback.  This is also the first release that is designed to be installable over an existing Windows XP installation.

The Enterprise CTP build is currently available on Microsoft Connect and reportedly will show up on MSDN today or tomorrow (at the time of this writing, its not on MSDN yet).  The next scheduled release of Vista is 2Q 2006 and will be considered the end of Beta 2.


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