Microsoft is expected to provide certain testers with access to the Vista SP1 Preview beta code later this week, possibly on July 19, the day the company will announce its fiscal 2007 earnings, sources said.
A certain select few testers already have been working with earlier versions of the Vista SP1 code, sources said. This week’s beta of SP1 Preview will be opened up to more testers and will be a refresh, sources said.
On July 17, Microsoft made available to preselected testers a beta of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) designed to coincide with the Vista SP1 Preview testers said. The refreshed WDK code is on the Microsoft Connect site for download, testers added.