- Windows Vista Beta 2: Beta 2 has to be "feature complete" by the end of September. Expect Beta 2 on December 7th, 2005.
- Windows Vista Beta 3: At this time, Microsoft does not have a third beta planned for testers.
- Windows Vista RC0: On or around April 19th, 2006.
- Windows Vista RC1: June 28th, 2006 is the date for this one.
Windows Vista RTM: Vista will be released to manufacturing on August 9th, 2006 with a broad release expected in November 2006.