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So again courtesy of I came across the other Blog that Alessandro writes at Security Zero, where I have normally just been tracking what he writes at

What I also found interesting was the stats - 1,951 Participants for Network Monitor 3 Beta 2, 38 Bugs, 20 Active. This has been available since 6/06/2006.

Network Monitor 3 Details:
Upcoming Network Monitor 3 will offer several new features and will finally be an uncapped, free, stand-alone application for Windows XP/2003/Vista/codename Longhorn (both 32 and 64bits):

  • Real time capture and display of frames
  • Simultaneous capture on multiple network adapters
  • Multiple simultaneous capture sessions
  • Network conversations and a tree view displaying frames by conversation
  • Enhanced capture/display filtering (with intelli-sense)
  • A new script-based protocol parser language (NPL), and script-based parsers

If you haven't tried it out yet you might want to pop over to MS's Connect and login using your Hotmail, etc. account and see what else you can dig up that's out for Public Beta?

I can't guarentee that everyone will have the same level of access, but as of today this is what I can see is available for Public participation:

Program Nomination Start Date Nomination End Date Options
BizTalk Server 2004 SP2 beta 08/08/2006 30/11/2006 Details Apply
BizTalk Server 2006 R2 06/06/2006 15/03/2007 Details Apply
Certificate Lifecycle Manager Beta 1 14/02/2006 15/11/2006 Details Apply
Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site CTP 05/12/2005 31/10/2006 Details Apply
Configuration Manager 2007 (SMSv4) Open Beta 15/02/2006   Details Apply
Enterprise GO - Partner Program 03/04/2006   Details Apply
Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2 19/07/2006 01/01/2007 Details Apply
exFAT 25/04/2006 30/12/2006 Details Apply
Feedback Tool for Expression Graphic Designer 24/01/2006   Details Apply
Feedback Tool for Interactive Designer Public CTP 23/01/2006   Details Apply
Host Integration Server 2006 Public Beta Program 31/03/2006 27/10/2006 Details Apply
Internet Explorer Feedback 21/03/2006   Details Apply
Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 - Beta 15/02/2006   Details Apply
Microsoft Dynamics Product Feedback 01/02/2006   Details Apply
Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator (Boot Version) 01/05/2006 30/03/2007 Details Apply
Microsoft Managed Services Solution Public Beta 25/08/2006   Details Apply
Microsoft Phonetic Input Tool 01/07/2006 10/01/2007 Details Apply
Microsoft Robotics Studio Beta (CTP) 19/06/2006   Details Apply
Microsoft Windows Driver Kit (WDK) Beta Program 20/04/2006 27/04/2007 Details Apply
Microsoft Wireless LAN API for Windows XP SP2 beta 27/04/2006 25/10/2006 Details Apply
MIIS - SAP Management Agent 01/09/2005 30/09/2006 Details Apply
Office Accounting 2007 Beta Technical Refresh - US 01/08/2006 31/12/2006 Details Apply
OneNote 2003 28/10/2005   Details Apply
OneNote 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR)     Details Apply
OpsMgr 2007 Public Beta (MOMv3) 17/04/2006   Details Apply
PerformancePoint Server 2007 05/06/2006   Details Apply
Phoenix RDK 01/06/2006   Details Apply
Platform Adoption Tool Beta 1 30/08/2006 22/09/2006 Details Apply
PNRP v2.0 for XP Beta 20/05/2006 31/10/2006 Details Apply
Publisher Beta Program 26/06/2006 01/01/2007 Details Apply
Reporting Feature Survey - Microsoft Assessment and Deployment Solution   29/09/2006 Details Apply
SCCM2007 (SMSv4) Desired Configuration Management (DCM) Nomination Survey for Partners 17/04/2006 27/04/2007 Details Apply
SMS 2003 DCM Version 2.0 Beta 17/02/2006 30/11/2006 Details Apply
SSMA V2 28/11/2005   Details Apply
System Center Essentials Beta 20/04/2006 27/10/2006 Details Apply
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 Program 22/05/2006   Details Apply
USMT 3.0 RC1 19/04/2006 31/10/2006 Details Apply
Virtual Machine Additions for Linux 31/03/2006   Details Apply
Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 1 25/04/2006 30/03/2007 Details Apply
Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta     Details Apply
Windows "Monad" Shell     Details Apply
Windows Live General Beta Tester Community 24/04/2006   Details Apply
Windows Live OneCare Family Safety 23/08/2006   Details Apply
Windows Network Developer Platform 20/09/2005   Details Apply
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Technical Beta 14/06/2006   Details Apply
Windows Workflow Foundation technology feedback     Details Apply
Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007 Community Tech Preview 10/07/2006 15/11/2006 Details Apply
WSUS 3.0 Beta 2 08/08/2006 28/02/2007 Details Apply
XNA Game Studio Express Beta 1 13/08/2006 31/12/2006 Details Apply

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:16 AM IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , Security | Back to top

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