Microsoft Watch: Microsoft Rethinks the Beta Process
Mar 15, 2006, 21:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)
"Consider the beta.
"Beta testing has been the cornerstone of the software
development process for Microsoft and most other commercial
software makers for as long as they've been writing software. But
if certain powers-that-be in Redmond have their way, betas may soon
be a thing of the past for Microsoft, its partners and its
"What's behind the shift...?"