Post subject: Re: Windows 8 Build List *Updated* Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:23 am
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Andrew Tapferke wrote:
in my honest opinion Build 7955 should be labeled as a Milestone 2 Escrow build, it fits better.
Post M2 = M2 Escrow‚Ä¶
That's wrong. Escrow means something different:
Sometimes Microsoft released builds referred to as ‚ÄúEscrow‚ÄĚ. Escrow means the development of a branch gets stopped and the code is being tested. If Microsoft or its testers don‚Äôt discover any serious bugs (‚Äúshowstoppers‚ÄĚ), the current build becomes the final milestone (usually RC or RTM, but sometimes there are also beta escrow builds). Escrow builds are usually handed out to TAP (Technology Adoption Program) testers, ISVs, IHVs, etc.