Tablet PC feature integration, more user-interface tweaks and parental control filters are all expected to be part of the December Community Technology Preview release. But Beta 2 is still months away, it seems.
Windows testers will get a new beta version of Windows Vista, dubbed the December Community Technology Preview beta build, just before next week’s holidays, according to tester scuttlebutt.
New to the December release, testers say, will be a number of features and user-interface tweaks. A new defrag module; tight integration of Windows Defender (the product formerly known as Windows Antispyware); and a functional parental-controls filter are all rumored to be in the December Vista build.
OEMs and independent software vendor (ISV) partners are expected to get the December CTP any day now. And Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and other Vista testers will be able to get their hands on the build by Monday or Tuesday, if Microsoft sticks to its plans, the testers claim.
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This could probably be the best holiday present any BETA Tester could get. I am definitely looking forward to it, we have been 5231 so long most testers were starting to wonder if it was designated the RTM Build. But there is more to expect, and the December CTP looks be very feature rich with new user interface changes and enhancements. I am looking forward to testing Windows Defender, I have been testing the public version for quite a while now (1 year to be to be precise, which I would consider to be a world record). Windows Defender is expected to include new user interface changes, many persons are looking forward to. Its gonna be a spectacular release.