Microsoft today released Windows Vista Release Candidate 2 (RC2) build 5744 to a select number of Customer Preview Program (CPP) participants, as well as to members of itsTechBeta, TechNet, TAP, and MSDN community. Following the release of Windows Vista RC1 on September 1, 2006, Microsoft continued to receive feedback that warranted a second release candidate release. That said, the company hopes this is the last interim build before Windows Vista is released to manufacturing. As for whether Microsoft will meet its shipping goals for Windows Vista, a press release stated, "Microsoft continues to target Windows Vista availability for volume license customers in November 2006 and general availability in January 2007, although the final delivery will be based on quality." For more on this, see Ina Fried's News.com report.