Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem
Actually Longhorn was at beta 6 months ago.
Microsoft didn't have a Beta Version 6 months ago; MSDN users had Alpha Versions then. You are getting the two mixed up
When Microsoft has Betas, MSDN Customers will get them and then we will know there have been Beta Versions made. While there certainly are Beta-Level versions now at Microsoft if you're working off versions 6 months ago they will be Alphas.