Microsoft officials on Wednesday denied reports that the company has released a trial version of a major software update for its new Windows Vista operating system. A company spokeswoman told InformationWeek that news stories and blog reports indicating that Microsoft has already sent to developers a beta version of SP1 for Windows Vista -- and is on the verge of shipping a final version -- are "inaccurate."
On Tuesday, the Web site Winbeta.org posted an e-mail from Microsoft's Windows Driver Kit team that stated that the company had released a beta version of Vista SP1. "A new beta WDK build is now available for download on [Microsoft's] Connect [Web site]," the e-mail said. "This WDK beta release to Connect coincides with the recent OS beta release for Vista SP1 Preview," it continued.