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Microsoft Download Center Beta

While updating my work computer I came across a pop up that was welcoming to the Microsoft Download Center Beta. I thought it rather odd M$ would throw a pop up at me. I checked out the URL and it seemed legit … so I went with it. Besides … it’s only my work computer … LOL.

For the Beta Download Center you will need to install Microsoft Silverlight. After all of this it sure seemed to take far to long for the beta page to load.

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Once everything was finally rendered I noticed the cosmetic changes to the center. Here is a shot of a menu box where it allows for easy navigation of the various downloads.

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The main page has lists of popular and new downloads.

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You will also get a description of each software item they have listed by hovering the mouse over the “quick launch” icon.

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The new Download Resources menu.

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Of course they had new flashy and fancy looking advertisements for new Microsoft products, but I will spare you those screen shots.

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  • Published 12/4/07

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