Microsoft launches Windows Vista Beta 1

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 27 2005 @ 23:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft today released Longhorn beta 1 to more than 10,000 beta testers.

The first Windows Vista beta version focuses greatly on security and has many enhancements to protect the user's computer. It also incorporates a beta version of Internet Explorer 7 and new features to improve PC management and performance.

Additionally, the beta 1 version also includes user-interface improvements.

Here's a screenshot showing the new Virtual Folders technology, which is a saved search that is automatically and instantly run when a user opens the folder.



A full fact sheet of Windows Vista can be found here and some more Vista screenshots can be seen over here.

It looks like Microsoft is aiming at lots of media attention with this beta release

Update:
Microsoft announced Windows Vista beta 1 is now also available for MSDN subscribers.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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