Win7之家：Windows 7 Beta发布依然要等到1月7日
Win7之家：Windows 7 Build 7004是RC版本？
澳门新葡4473网站，多名微软观察家都称微软将会在1月5日前发布Windows 7 Beta。
Windows 7 Build 7004的截图已经泄露。虽然微软始终三缄其口并不确认任何消息，但Windows 7 Build 7004的出现表明此前的Pre-Beta 69XX阶段已经结束了。7000的版本号表明这已经是一个全功能版本的Windows 7了。
Scott Wylie，微软新西兰分部开发平台策略主管，是Windows 7 Build7004的测试者之一，此前他在一篇文章中发布了Build 7004的一张截图，虽然原图现在已经被删除，但通过google网页快照依然可以看到。
尽管流言四起，但我们始终相信在圣诞期间微软不会又什么大动作，而Windows 7 Beta的发布多数还是要等到1月7日的CES大会。
目前，微软已经发放了测试邀请，同时微软员工Scott Wylie也在博客中透露了Build 7004的一张图片。据此推断，微软已经完成了Windows 7 Beta的开发并会以7000的版本号发布。而7001和7002版本将会跳过，7003之后的版本将会作为RC版本。
同时，Wylie还称Windows 7 Build 7004是个Pre-Beta版本，这就于此前的多数消息相矛盾了，因为大多数消息都认为6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 是Windows 7 Beta的版本号。按照这样的说法，如果6.1.7000.0.081212-1400是Beta版本的话，那么7004版本似乎就该是RC版本之一了。
鲍尔默很希望在1月7日的CES大会上向全体与会者公布Windows 7 Beta。
Windows 7 Build 7004 is live. In the context of the imminent Windows 7 public Beta release development milestone, build numbers of the next iteration of the Windows client are being joggled around with Microsoft managing to remain mute and confirm no piece of information. The silence might be deafening on the official communication channels, but the Redmond company is indeed dogfooding Windows 7 Build 7004, a version that has evolved past the 69xx build numbers associated with the pre-beta releases of the operating system, but also with the 7000 build number that has become associated with the first fully-fledged Beta of Windows Vista's successor.
Several Microsoft watchers have speculated that Microsoft may release the Windows 7 beta to Microsoft Action Pack subscribers on or before the 5th January.
Scott Wylie, Microsoft's New Zealand Director of Development and Platform Strategy, is one of the software giant's employees testing Windows 7 Build 7004. Wylie leaked the first screenshot of Windows 7 Build 7004's desktop in a post that has been removed since then, but which continues to be accessible through Google cache.
Microsoft posted a note to its partner site regarding the latest Microsoft Action Pack Subscription quarterly update kit. In the update Windows 7 is included as "download only". The packs content is due to start shipping on "January 5, 2009, depending on region, and continues with the first month of each subsequent quarter (January, April, July, and October). Allow 15 to 30 business days to receive your kit."
“This feels like a completed OS, it doesn't say beta, to me it says almost done. The UI is noticeably more responsive, in fact the whole machine feels more snappy, lighter somehow. The new UI features (taskbar, preview windows, jumplists etc.) are really useful and unobtrusive. It will take a little while to get used to the slightly revised task switching, but I think it will be more intuitive long term,” Wylie stated.
Despite the rumours we still believe that little will occur over the holiday season and Microsoft will make Windows 7 beta 1 available at Steve Ballmer's CES keynote on January 7th.
Still, Wylie refers to Windows 7 Build 7004 as a pre-Beta version of the platform. The reference comes in contradiction with unconfirmed reports that Microsoft signed off the code for Windows 7 Beta 1 internally on December 12 with 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 as the build number. In this context, if 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 is the Beta, any 7004 Build number would place the respective Windows 7 development milestones in the post-Beta, Release Candidate branch of the operating system.....
Microsoft recently sent beta invites to potential testers and Microsoft employee Scott Wylie revealed build 7004 in a blog posting last week. According to sources, Microsoft has finished the Beta 1 bits and they have been signed off as build 7000. Build 7001 and 7002 have been reserved and 7003 onwards marks the new RC branch.
Ballmer is widely expected to announce the beta to a packed hall full off CES attendees on January 7th 2009. ...