Microsoft plans to stagger the release of Windows Vista Beta 2 in two phases: one for businesses in the first quarter and one for consumers in the second quarter.
The first drop, dubbed Microsoft’s Enterprise Community Technology Preview (CTP), will be released to corporate accounts participating in its early Technology Adopter Program (TAP).
Then, in the second quarter, Beta 2 will go out more broadly to one million to two million consumers, according to the Microsoft executive leading the charge.
I can understand the fact that they want beta-testing to different audiences. But it is a real change in the way Microsoft is running beta programs, so I’m curious to see if this new policy of directed CTP builds will result in better and more testing…