the ‘C’ in CTP alternatively stood for consumer, customer, and community. “We think of it as the ‘C-cubed’ build,” he said, noting that they had staged the release of the CTP so that first-tier testers such as MVPs, Microsoft Insiders, and Microsoft employees could give them a few days to triage the build before it shipped to the wider test pool. Regarding the public beta, over 45,000 people were accepted into the program previous to the CTP release, and Hendrick says there are another 10,000 to 12,000 waiting in the queue. The CTP represents a visual freeze of the product: “What you see is what it will look like [when it’s finalized],” Headrick told me. WHS is “98 percent” feature complete, he said, and only a few minor changes will be made between now and the final version.
Well it is nice to finally be able to talk about this… I’m a Microsoft Insider, and as such have been unable to discuss the April CTP build of Windows Home Server that I received about a week ago. To be honest, I have not had the time to install it, but the general feedback I’ve been reading from other Insiders has been positive so I am quite excited to get some time to get my current Home Server updated. Paul has some screenshots available at WHS CTP Screenshots Part 1 and WHS CTP Screenshots Part 2.
Once finals are done I will get this installed, or maybe next week when I am procrastinating my studying for said finals, and then I’ll be able to write a little bit more about what has actually been updated. Check out Paul’s screenshots and hold tight.