Sunday, November 23, 2003 1:23 PM bart

Alpha, Beta, Gamma?

It's an exciting time to work with Microsoft products. My machine contains more alpha and beta than ever before. Let's give a short overview:


  • Windows codename "Longhorn" build 4051 (available on MSDN Universal and via the PDC)
  • Whidbey:
    • .NET Framework v1.2
    • ASP.NET v2.0 (I'll write some articles on ASP.NET v2.0 in Q1 next year, be sure to check out regularly)
    • Visual Studio .NET "Whidbey"
  • Visual SourceSafe 2004


  • Rosetta (SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services)
  • Windows Update v5.0 beta program (on betaplace)
  • BizTalk 2004

Gamma (new releases):

  • SMS 2003
  • Virtual PC
  • Windows Media Center Edition 2004 (running in Virtual PC)

Recent releases:

Waiting for:

I really believe in all those products and how those products fit together, as the pieces of the old Office-logo??? :-). Maybe this is the reason why the Office logo was replaced in Office 2003?

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