After connecting several times tonight to the Microsoft Connect website hoping to see a download of Windows Vista build 5700, it was a little less than exciting to see a new download of Windows Vista available that was significantly earlier than the build I was hoping for. Microsoft have provided build 5536 and although I’m aware that internal builds will always be a few ahead of what Microsoft lets us MVP’s take a look at; 5536 is significantly earlier than build 5700 demonstrated at Microsoft TechEd 2006 Australia and the associated Internet Explorer RC build that released earlier today. Below is a photograph of Windows Vista build 5700 taken by Long Zheng at Microsoft TechEd 2006 in Australia.
It seems we’ll just have to wait until the public release of the Windows Vista Release Candidate sometime later this month or next month. Come on Microsoft there are more than just a few of us that would like to check out 5700, not to mention the associated new builds of the .NET Framework 3.0.
Another strange thing is there is only 32-bit versions available for download tonight and no sign of a download for the associated Windows SDK or DDK.