I believe Microsoft has a serious problems with leaks in general.
I’m only listing the highlights...
Our source has pointed out a few changes made in recent builds to us which hint that the RC — and following that milestone, the RTM — are very close:
- Windows Live Mesh branding has been present in internal builds for 2 weeks, essentially “replacing” Live Sync branding; and interesting article outlining this change and the history of Mesh can be found on LiveSide.
- The Windows Live Essentials 2011 logo is now in the installer, and the installer has an overall updated UI.
- Refresh button added to the social stream.
- ‘BETA’ word removed from the software, replaced with ’2011′. So the titlebar of Windows Live Messenger, for example, reads ‘Windows Live Messenger 2011′.
- It is unknown what build Microsoft have selected for the RC, but 15.4.3119.0902 is the latest internal build being seeded out to early adopters.
- Those who have used recent builds claim drastic improvements in performance. Also, those installing these recent, pre-RC builds are not required to restart their machines.