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Where is NT 5 in the beta cycle now?
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Daily builds are completed each day, about 5PM. These are known as interm builds. After an interm build is completed, it is released to testing, which begins about 6:00PM. From there, automated (custom build by MS) runs the code through stress tests. This is complete by about 7AM, results are distributed to each team. The managers then call what to focus on for that day, and the process is repeated at the end of the coding day.

Personally, I will vouch for the MS claim that NT5/Win 2000 supports more modems, video cards, sound cards, NIC's, etc. than any product in the computer history of the world. I was trying Beta 1 on a piece of junk motherboard with a off the wall sound chip on board. It installed as easy as could be! (Susprised the heck of me!)

The question of When will B-3 be released comes up often. These types of questions are no longer relevant, as a change happened with SQL7. That is marketing is not calling when a product will release. The major beta clients sign off for release. Now I can say that some features planned for SQL 7 didn't make it. The customers wouldn't sign off. So they hit the cutting room floor, for a future release. The customers delclared the product stable, and it was shipped.

This is the new policy at Redmond. The side effect is a firm date no longer exists. To quote the offical line I hear all the time, "It will ship when it is ready." MS says this is the most common answer to the most common question.


(One comment, and one answer) Hope the tests go well! Tim (Tcat)
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Thanks Tcat!
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