Windows Vista Build 5728 Released
Microsoft released Windows Vista Build 5728 yesterday, they are calling it an EDW, or External Developer Workstation, and it is available to the public.
Updated Test Build Available (September 2006): Microsoft is looking for volunteers to help test an updated, interim release of Windows Vista. This build (5728) has a number of improvements and updates from RC1, but has not been put through the same internal testing process as RC1. We are making this release available for a limited time only in order to get broad distribution and testing in a variety of PC configurations. Click here if you are interested in testing this release. Otherwise, please use the links below to download RC1 (build 5600). Source: Windows Vista Team Blog
They also posted an entry on there blog, Update on Ability to Mute the Windows Vista Start-up Sound, that says they have updated the ability to turn off the start up sound.
We heard you loud and clear when it came to discussing our plans to include a default start-up sound that plays as you boot-up Windows Vista: you said you wanted to have the opportunity to mute it if and when you felt it necessary. Your collective voice truly made a difference in this matter, as we’ve incorporated a way for users to turn off the start-up sound when it’s more appropriate to boot silently — be it when you’re mobile, at home or in the office.
Also of note, they posted an article detailing the New York Times reader for Windows Vista, looks pretty cool, as readers change the font or window size, the program dynamically redraws to optimize both readability and on-screen layout. It’s here, Check out the New York Times Reader for Windows Vista.