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  1. #1
    Robert Scoble Guest

    Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says

    <NOT OFFICIAL>

    Beta1 will ship to MSDN Universal Customers "within days."

    I heard the Visual Studio.NET team had a "Beta1 Party" already. That is only
    one piece of evidence that I have received that tell me that the bits have
    been burned and that things should start happening darn soon.

    My rumor line is ringing off the hook. Folks have gotten emails. A few
    insiders have gotten Beta1 bits. I'm hearing that sometime in the next few
    days the bits will be up for MSDN Universal customers and According to QBS
    http://www.qbss.com Visual Studio.NET Beta 1 is now available (that's
    wrong -- I'm an MSDN Universal Subscriber and it's not on their download
    page yet).

    Clearly it is close, though. I'm not under NDA. I'm not on the beta. But, my
    phone has been ringing off the hook and it's clearly time to make a
    prediction (which I think will be more accurate than any of the presidential
    race predictions).

    Beta1 of Visual Studio.NET is coming soon -- probably on Monday. It's time
    to check MSDN and this newsgroup often -- I'm sure that the minute it comes
    online there'll be hundreds of posts.

    DevX tells me they will track information as it happens at
    http://www.devx.com/dotnet/resources/ (click on .NET Beta Page). If you see
    anything show up, please send URLs/Rumors/News to dotnet@devx.com so DevX
    can let everyone else know about it.

    Finally, if you haven't purchased MSDN Universal the only way to get the
    Visual Studio.NET beta1 will be to sign up for it (link is on the DevX .NET
    Beta page above). That'll get you a CD, but there might be a slight shipping
    charge.

    Keep in mind that Visual Studio.NET is DIFFERENT from the .NET Framework
    SDK. Both are expected to ship at the same time. Visual Studio.NET INCLUDES
    the .NET Framework SDK. (The .NET Framework SDK is expected to be available
    separately as well).

    Expected download size for Visual Studio.NET is somewhere around 800 to 900
    megabytes, so the download won't be for someone who is on a 28.8 modem.
    You'll want to sign up for the CD if you don't have a broadband connection
    to the Internet.

    </NOT OFFICIAL>

    Robert Scoble
    My own opinions.

    ###



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    --==[ russ ]==-- Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says

    Anybody familiar with the beta process, specifically for those who signed up
    on the nomination form... is that considered part of the "private" or
    "public" beta?



    --------
    Russ






  3. #3
    Robert Scoble Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says

    None of us have enough information yet.

    I know that there are several different kinds of betas. There are some folks
    who have had Visual Studio.NET since late last year. Will you have access to
    the same stuff that those folks have? Doubt it.

    Robert Scoble


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    "--==[ russ ]==--" <russ_spamsux@ihateapple.com> wrote in message
    news:3a0dfd9e@news.devx.com...
    > Anybody familiar with the beta process, specifically for those who signed

    up
    > on the nomination form... is that considered part of the "private" or
    > "public" beta?
    >
    >
    >
    > --------
    > Russ
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says

    > Specifically for those who signed up on the nomination form...
    > Is that considered part of the "private" or "public" beta?


    Russ: If you are granted access to Microsoft's private beta newsgroups,
    you're in the private beta, and should consider yourself under NDA.
    Otherwise, you're participating in the public beta.
    ---
    Phil Weber



  5. #5
    --==[ russ ]==-- Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says

    All I got was the email. It didn't really say much. I guess they will mail
    the NDA?

    --

    --------
    Russ



    "Phil Weber" <pweber@devx.com> wrote in message
    news:3a0dff89@news.devx.com...
    > > Specifically for those who signed up on the nomination form...
    > > Is that considered part of the "private" or "public" beta?

    >
    > Russ: If you are granted access to Microsoft's private beta newsgroups,
    > you're in the private beta, and should consider yourself under NDA.
    > Otherwise, you're participating in the public beta.
    > ---
    > Phil Weber
    >
    >




  6. #6
    Robert Scoble Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says

    > All I got was the email. It didn't really say much. I guess they will mail
    > the NDA?


    It might also be a "break the seal" NDA. In other words, install the disk
    and you agree to the NDA.

    Robert Scoble

    ###



  7. #7
    Richard Curzon Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says


    "Robert Scoble" <rscoble@fawcette.com> wrote in message
    news:3a0ddc60$1@news.devx.com...
    > <NOT OFFICIAL>


    > Clearly it is close, though. I'm not under NDA.


    So now MS will see if they like you outside the tent pissing in, better than
    inside the tent pissing out, right? <g>

    At least they don't have a leg to stand on to take away your email account
    now... <g>

    Keep it up...
    Richard.



  8. #8
    Carl Nettelblad Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says


    "Robert Scoble" <rscoble@fawcette.com> wrote in message
    news:3a0f32a6$1@news.devx.com...
    > > All I got was the email. It didn't really say much. I guess they will

    mail
    > > the NDA?

    >
    > It might also be a "break the seal" NDA. In other words, install the disk
    > and you agree to the NDA.
    >
    > Robert Scoble


    The thing is that russ and I (and well, just a few more, I guess) have only
    received that short "you're accepted" mail last week. I'll be installing the
    MSDN version this night, and wait and see if I get something in the IRL
    mail.

    /Carl



  9. #9
    Carl Nettelblad Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says


    "Michael (michka) Kaplan" <former_mvp@spamfree.trigeminal.nospam.com> wrote
    in message news:3a0fd704$1@news.devx.com...
    > "Richard Curzon" <ssi@interNOSPAMlog.com> wrote in message
    > news:3a0f7067@news.devx.com...
    >
    > > So now MS will see if they like you outside the tent pissing in, better

    > than
    > > inside the tent pissing out, right? <g>
    > >
    > > At least they don't have a leg to stand on to take away your email

    account
    > > now... <g>

    >
    > Of course, it was Fawcette that change Robert's assignment, not Microsoft.
    > AFAIK Robert has never had a Microsoft e-mail account to have taken away.
    >
    > > Keep it up...

    >
    > Robert will be doing this sort of stuff till the day he dies.... :-) And
    > its likely it will not be till several weeks after he is dead (I can just
    > imagine the unofficial previews of the afterlife we will all be receiving

    on
    > a DevX/FTP website!)


    Remember life is just a time limited beta, and every project you create here
    will have to be recreated the next time.

    /Carl

    (It would really help if we got the release notes from the beginning,
    instead of finding it out ourselves)



  10. #10
    Robert Scoble Guest

    Re: Beta1 is coming "within days," Scoble says

    > Of course, it was Fawcette that change Robert's assignment, not Microsoft.
    > AFAIK Robert has never had a Microsoft e-mail account to have taken away.


    Hey, didn't you know that Tony Goodhew asks me if it's time to release yet?
    :-)

    True, but my management wouldn't care if Microsoft didn't care.

    > > Keep it up...

    > Robert will be doing this sort of stuff till the day he dies.... :-) And
    > its likely it will not be till several weeks after he is dead (I can just
    > imagine the unofficial previews of the afterlife we will all be receiving

    on
    > a DevX/FTP website!)


    I may not have a soul, but my postings will live forever!

    Robert Scoble

    ###




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