Neowin News Feed for: Testers Neowin News Feed for: Testers en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Windows 7 SP1 beta now available for testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/3937633081186638369af.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft released a beta version of Windows 7 SP1 on Tuesday. In an email to technical beta testers, the Windows Customer Connection Team confirmed the release of the Service Pack in English, German, Japanese, French and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:44:19 +0000 Microsoft recruiting Internet Explorer 9 tech testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1475859526ea.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is currently inviting testers to an Internet Explorer 9 technical feedback program. The program is open to those who were top bug filers for the Internet Explorer 8 beta. Several testers began receiving emails over... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:42:01 +0000 Windows 7 testers to get free copy from tomorrow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Last week Microsoft had a change of heart and decided to go back on what they had previously said by offering testers on the Windows 7 technical beta program a free copy of Windows 7... <a href="">Read more...</a> andy[at]neowin[dot]net (Andrew Fairbairn) Wed, 05 Aug 2009 15:39:54 +0000 Microsoft makes a u-turn, Windows 7 testers to get free copy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>In a surprise turn around, Microsoft announced today that Windows 7 technical testers will be receiving a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. In recent weeks Microsoft has faced angry reactions from bloggers and beta... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:34:07 +0000 Windows Vista SP2 RC-Escrow build released to testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1174140061vista_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Ars Technica reports that Microsoft has sent out the RC-Escrow build of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 to testers. An email has been sent to SP2 testers regarding this release. The RC-Escrow... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Wed, 28 Jan 2009 22:23:02 +0000 Windows 7 beta testers find critical Windows Installer Bug <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Update: Microsoft is now sending the workaround message for this bug if you check for solutions to problem reports. Thanks to Saarineames for pointing it out. Mary Jo reports... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:09:51 +0000 Windows 7 Home Premium beta released to testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>A trusted source has indicated that Microsoft has released Windows 7 Home Premium beta to a select group of 1000 users to get a firsthand look at the next major release of Windows. The Home... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Thu, 08 Jan 2009 05:02:26 +0000 Windows 7 beta invites sent to select testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Today, Microsoft released its first wave of invitations for the Windows 7 beta test. The invitations were only sent to a small, select group of 'technical beta' testers. In the email sent to invited testers,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:05:05 +0000 Vista SP2 build 16489 released to testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released an early beta build of Vista SP2 to testers according to those familiar with the beta program. In a posting to The Hotfix forums, members have claimed that Microsoft have released a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:18:15 +0000 Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta program frustrates testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just over a week ago, a frustrated beta tester submitted logs from the Windows Live Messenger 9 beta, the logs exposed issues relating to bugs that won't be fixed, and features that were voted up... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 14 May 2008 09:39:51 +0000 Microsoft requesting beta testers for games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Forum user -Alex- gave us a heads up in Neowin Back Page News that Microsoft is requesting beta testers via a somewhat vague e-mail. The e-mail requests that participants fill out a survey, which they... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Simon Andrews) Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:57:49 +0000 MS releases another Vista SP1 RC refresh to 15,000 testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mary Jo Foley, an online journalist often given the title of &#8220;The Microsoft Watcher&#8221;, is reporting that the software giant has released a new refresh build of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC (build 17128... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 09 Jan 2008 23:55:53 +0000 Windows XP SP3 RC goes to MSDN, TechNet testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft made available on December 3 for download the near-final Release Candidate (RC) of Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3. The RC is available to all Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscribers. This isn't... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 04 Dec 2007 09:06:26 +0000 Vista SP1: RC1 test build goes to 15,000 testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has delivered yet another test build of Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 to testers. On November 14, the new build &mdash; designated the SP1 Release Candiate (RC) Preview &mdash; went to a slightly... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 15 Nov 2007 01:40:15 +0000 Microsoft Releases Backup Software To Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is rolling out the first release candidate for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, the vendor's flagship backup and recovery offering. DPM 2007 melds traditional nightly tape backup with continuous data protection, which backs... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 04 Oct 2007 10:50:31 +0000 Windows Media Center Survey for Possible Future Beta Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is looking for people committed and interested in beta testing a future version of Windows Media Center. Microsoft will select beta testers by May 31, 2007 based on answers to a 64-question survey. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 19 Apr 2007 02:37:34 +0000 Vista Beta Testers Face Looming OS Expiration <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. has begun reminding millions of testers of Windows Vista's beta and release candidate (RC) previews that their trial runs end on June 1. Cori Hartje, director of Microsoft's antipiracy efforts, became the first... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 12 Apr 2007 09:15:19 +0000 Daybreak Studios' adds 120 new beta testers for Horizon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Daybreak Studios' has officially announced that they will be adding 120 new beta testers for their new Horizon Blogging Software. To be accepted as a beta tester all you have to do is go to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:09:42 +0000 Vista testers get unexpected holiday gift: No TV <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For those running the RC1 of Vista -- the most broadly distributed of the Vista test versions -- the TV features of Media Center stopped working on December 31. Microsoft blamed the issue on the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Fri, 05 Jan 2007 15:45:33 +0000 Microsoft Says Thankyou! to Select Vista Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>To everyone that took part in the Windows Vista beta test (as far as I know, about 20,000), only those that submitted at least 1 bug report will be offered a complimentary copy of Windows... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:31:00 +0000 Microsoft releases Vista 5536 Pre-RC1 to testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks pipdo for this update, a few hours ago a new build appeared on connect. Build 5536 which is tagged 'pre-RC1'. At the moment, only the x86 version is available in English, German &amp; Japanese.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 25 Aug 2006 10:26:56 +0000 Microsoft Recruits Testers for Windows Live Mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A select amount of testers have been invited to take part in an update to Windows Mobile 5.0 for smartphones. The program dubbed &quot;Mobile 10.7 Beta&quot; or Pocket MSN was made available late yesterday on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 07 Jun 2006 09:15:36 +0000 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic calling for Beta Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, the upcoming Source Engine based entry in the Might and Magic franchise is now calling upon the legions of crazed fans worldwide to partake in the beta test for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 25 May 2006 14:33:19 +0000 Symantec Seeking Beta Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security software vendor Symantec is seeking beta testers for its 2007 line of products, including Norton AntiVirus, Internet Security and Norton Save &amp; Restore. The company also has a number of new products in the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 20 May 2006 10:07:00 +0000 Microsoft Ships Vista build 5381.1 to Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has issued 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista build 5381.1, which is a preview of the Beta 2 version of Vista the company intends to ship later this month to millions of users... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 06 May 2006 16:42:36 +0000 Testers will get interim Vista build on Monday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft have announced that an interim build of Windows Vista (5365) will be made available to testers on monday. Still pre-beta 2 we can expect to see some further changes in the UI as well... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 16 Apr 2006 06:32:35 +0000 Windows One Care Beta Testers to Get First Year $19.95 Deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We just can't thank you enough for participating in the Microsoft&reg; Windows Live&#153; OneCare&#153; beta program. Your feedback helped us identify and add two very important OneCare service features: antispyware and backup to external hard... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 06 Apr 2006 09:40:07 +0000 New Vista Build Goes to Select Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The November Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of Windows Vista has made its way into the hands of some, but seemingly not many, testers. The build number is 5259. What's new? Windows Antispyware is now... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Sat, 26 Nov 2005 09:54:09 +0000 Mail Beta Released to Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Beta for the new hotmail, aptly titled mail, has been released to a select few testers. Those who have been selected will be given the option to test the service when they next login... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joe Cashman) Tue, 25 Oct 2005 17:30:00 +0000 Windows 2003 R2 RC1 available for testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the Release2 for Windows 2003, which is to come out for free as an upgrade for existing legal Windows 2003 installations Microsoft wants to give Windows 2003 - their latest Server OS - more... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 18 Oct 2005 07:50:37 +0000 Microsoft Releases Vista Build 5231 to Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The latest build of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system has been released to testers on Microsoft Connect today. The 5231 build was leaked earlier this month (5231.winmain.050912.2020), although this build is slightly newer (5231.winmain_idx03.051004-2120).... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Howard Thomson) Mon, 17 Oct 2005 16:47:57 +0000 Windows Vista build 5219 released to testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has posted both x86 and 64 bit Editions of the build that was handed out to attendees of the Professional Developers Conference to Microsoft Connect, the beta site for Windows Vista. According... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Staff) Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:28:36 +0000 Windows Vista beta testers get a peek at StyleVista <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Stardock has released the beta of a new free program called StyleVista to the Windows Vista beta group. StyleVista is a program that allows Windows Vista users to change the color and opacity of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 17 Aug 2005 01:18:13 +0000 New build of MSN Messenger 7.5 released to testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div> is reporting that a second build of MSN Messenger 7.5 build 0162, has been released to testers. Microsoft announced that there were minor visual changes to the audio and video setup wizard. They offered... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sat, 23 Jul 2005 06:27:37 +0000 Microsoft inviting testers to MSN Mobile Beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft seems to be on a roll with invites as of recently. After recently dishing out a beta build MSN Messenger 7.5, as reported on Neowin earlier, Microsoft has been sending out invites to select... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Staff) Wed, 20 Jul 2005 19:34:53 +0000 Windows XP Professional x64 Free For Testers Avaliable <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks DJ Prem for submitting this to us. Microsoft has emailed testers who participated in the beta program to test Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP/Server x64 beta software packages, a thank... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:20:46 +0000 Microsoft Seeks Testers for OneCare Live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has begun seeking beta testers for its OneCare Live service, which is the company's subscription antivirus and anti-spyware service. In a announcement Microsoft made, they plan to start testing this summer. &quot;This new service... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sean Bradford) Tue, 21 Jun 2005 16:02:11 +0000 Testers to get downloadable Windows XP Pro x64 Edition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks scyphe for this submission. As a thanks to all Beta Testers who participated in the betas of Windows 2003 SP1 and Windows XP Pro x64 Edition Microsoft have offered testers their own... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 27 May 2005 13:42:20 +0000 MSN Beta Program Closes, Hands Thanks Out To Testers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft have drawn to a close on one of the largest and most public beta programs in its history. The final result, MSN Messenger 7, was released officially yesterday, and offers several improvements over previous... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 08 Apr 2005 10:43:25 +0000 Matrix Online Euro testers sought <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SEGA Europe is seeking beta testers for MMOG The Matrix Online, which we now know is due to launch in Europe on 8th April with a US release taking place a fortnight earlier on 22nd... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Tue, 15 Feb 2005 19:51:07 +0000