Microsoft’s Nick White reports at the Windows Vista Team Blog that a new beta build of Vista was released late last Friday:
Today we released an interim build of Windows Vista, also known as an EDW, or External Developer Workstation. This build is number 5728 and serves as an update to RC1 and runs in parallel with that release. The build is available to the public.
According to Paul Thurrott, the public in this case is:
… a much smaller group of people than RC1, however: Microsoft says it provided the build to beta testers, TechNet and MSDN subscribers, close partners, and a random sampling of 100,000 Customer Preview Program (CPP) participants only.