Posts tagged: Beta

Windows 7 Beta to shutdown every 2 hours starting next week

By , June 24, 2009 9:02 am

Windows 7 beta (pre 7100 builds) will begin shutting down every 2 hours starting 1st July. On top of that, desktop wallpaper will changed to black color every hour. Users will still be able to change the wallpaper, although the black wallpaper will be forced changed the next hour.

Beta users are advised to obtain and install the RC version of Windows 7 here before 15 August.

Windows 7 build 7077 leaked

By , April 9, 2009 8:20 am

Build 7077 has been known to be available on various torrent sites. High chance is that this will be the final build before RC a.k.a RC escrow. The RC build is projected to be 7100 with builds 7105 onwards to be new developments under the RC phase.

Build 7077 should carry the file name 7077.0.090404-1255_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRC1CULFRER_EN_DVD.iso

Windows Server 2008 RC1 is out for public evaluation.

By , December 9, 2007 9:28 pm

You can download here.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta

By , June 24, 2007 11:51 am

Internet Explorer 8 Beta is to begin later this year around when Vista SP1 is to be shipped.

Little details had been released about the new IE, but IE8 will comes in 2 flavours similar as IE7. One based on security model of Vista and another for WinXP SP2.

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector beta

By , June 11, 2007 12:15 am

The Outlook Connector is finally returning as a free-for all tool. Outlook Connector was once a free-for-all tool many years back, allowing users to synchronize hotmail with Outlook 97, 2000 and 2002. However at around 2003, it was changed and made available only to Hotmail Plus users. Hotmail users who registered before 2003 were still able to use the connector due to their Hotmail account configuration, but new users who registered afte 2003 weren’t that luckly.

Facing a stiff competition with Google Mail and Yahoo! Mail, it is no surprise that Microsoft decided to make this tool free again. While it might be a bit too late considering Google Mail had long ago allowed POP3 access to their webmail, the introduction of Outlook Connector is definitely not going to be futile.

Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” Beta 3

By , April 26, 2007 8:29 pm

The next generation of Windows Server, Code Name “Longhorn” Beta 3 is now available to the general public. The beta 3 release comes in 3 editions, Standard, Enterprise and Data Center. Each editions furthur comes in x64 and x86 versions and are available in English, German and Japanese.

Download: Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” Beta 3

Invitation to Home Server Beta

By , March 2, 2007 10:26 pm

The long awaited invitation email had finally reached my mailbox.

Greetings from the Windows Home Server Team

You have been approved to be in the Windows Home Server Beta program.

To accept this invitation and apply to become a member of this program, please follow these steps:

1) Use your Internet connection to visit the Microsoft Connect Web site (

2) Click Invitations on the Connect menu.

3) You will need to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID before you can continue to the Invitations page.

4) Enter your Invitation ID in the box.Your invitation ID is: (~’ ‘)~-(^_^)-~(‘ ‘~)

5) Click Go.

6) If you have already registered on Microsoft Connect do NOT complete a new registration form. Login with your Windows Live ID associated to your account.

Refer to my previous post for information on Home Server.

Servers aren’t for enterprise environment only

By , January 9, 2007 2:07 pm

Microsoft had just accounce a new server platform, designed for home. Introducing the Windows Home Server, it works just like how servers works in the enterprise environment, but at a very much smaller scale.

The Home Server acts as a central storage for your home needs, storing your documents, pictures, music and videos (regardless where you get them from). It also acts as a disaster recovery center, the Home Server is able to backup every single bit of data from all your computers, allowing your to restore files or the entire PC.

What’s more, Windows Home Server can and might be part of your home entertaiment setup, with the ability to stream media, send music, photos and video to the Xbox360 or other supported digital media receiver on your home network.

According to InsideMicrosoft, Windows Home Server Beta 2 will be released on the January 22. Projected date for the Release Candidate as May 15 and the Release to Manufacturing on June 22.

InsideMicrosoft had provided a great deal of details on the features provided by the Home Server.

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