Windows Vista/6.0.5219.winmain idx02.050830-2010

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Desktop and Speech Recognition
Status Released (PDC 2005 & September 2005 Community Technology Preview)
Kernel version 6.0
CPU architecture x86, x64
Edition Ultimate
Compile date 30 August 2005
BIOS date 30 August 2005
Timebomb 396 days
Product key GKFV7-F2D9H-QKYXY-777P3-4M73W
BA Database x86
BetaWiki Available
TCB Available

Windows Vista build 5219 (with a build tag of 5219.winmain_idx02.050830-2010) is a pre-release build of Windows Vista—the first released to the general public with the Beta 2 designation, the first official build of the Ultimate edition, and the first to extensively use the new "Vista" name (instead of "Longhorn"). With its release, Microsoft introduced various incremental improvements—and several major changes—during the development process when contrasted with the previous Build 5112. Hillel Cooperman (of Get Users to Fall in Love With Your Software esteem) used this build to demonstrate Microsoft Max at PDC 2005.

New features in this build include improvements to Windows Aero; rich tooltips for metadata painting (descriptions informing of actions that will occur when dragging an item into a group or stack to write a metadata property to that item); a Contacts user profile folder (with subdirectories and features not present in the RTM version); preliminary Control Panel applets for Peer-to-Peer (People Near Me) and Secure Startup (BitLocker); premium games such as Purble Place; improvements to Network Projection and SafeDocs; the pre-reset SuperFetch service; and new applications such as Windows Calendar. The Windows Experience Index—referred to as a PC's power rating—is referenced by the Help and Support Center.

Windows Vista imagery from Microsoft (reminiscent of "Longhorn") uses the Library introduced in this build.

Build 5219 represents the first significant departure of the initial Virtual Folder setup introduced with AutoLists in Build 5048 (and continued with Virtual Folders in Build 5112). A single Library Virtual Folder—which aggregates and displays documents, music, photos and videos based on subqueries—replaces the Virtual Folders of previous builds dedicated to these types of content. The navigation pane of Windows Explorer, and the Start menu now include links to these subqueries, and only the Library and Recent Documents Virtual Folders are present in the navigation pane. The new Library is evocative of pre-reset "Longhorn" and further is emblematic of Microsoft's continued vision for Virtual Folders as depicted elsewhere. Despite this transition, Build 5129 introduces the Documents Shared By Me Virtual Folder.

Guided Help and Windows Speech Recognition are included with this build. PC-to-PC Synchronization is available for the same folders as Build 5112, and also for the new Contacts folder (and notably for its Other and Personal subdirectories—the first instance where it is available for folders outside of the main user profile). Build 5219 does not include Network Computer Sharing; the Save Ghost (a preview in the Shell of an item about to be saved to disk); and the List Pane or Static Lists. Nevertheless, it includes extensive preliminary documentation in the Help and Support Center for both Network Computer Sharing and Static Lists.


New Features

This build includes the following preliminary new features over Build 5112:

Flip 3D in Build 5219 is invoked by simultaneously pressing the Windows key and the spacebar.[1]
The tooltips for metadata painting in this build comprised a broader Microsoft effort for a "rich drag-and-drop interface".[2]
  • Contacts user profile folder
    • Includes "Other" and "Personal" subdirectories not in Windows Vista RTM
    • Includes "View Map" option on Home tab not in Windows Vista RTM
    • Includes an "Other" tab that displays groups to which a contact belongs, and the directory in which a contact is located—neither feature is present in Windows Vista RTM
    • PC-to-PC Synchronization for Contacts and its subdirectories
  • Control Panel applets for Peer-to-Peer (People Near Me) and Secure Startup (BitLocker)
  • Documents Shared By Me Virtual Folder
  • DirectX-based versions of classic Windows games: FreeCell, Hearts, Minesweeper, and Solitaire
  • Premium games including Chess (Chess Titans), Purble Place, Shanghai (Mahjong Titans), and Spider Solitaire
  • Rich tooltips for metadata painting
  • SafeDocs (Windows Backup) improvements including the abilities to configure a backup schedule, specify backup location, and specify files to back up
  • Shadow Copies
  • Sound events for Windows Collaboration (Windows Meeting Space): Application Exit, Application Start, Contact Online, File Available, Join Meeting, and Receive Invite
  • SuperFetch (System Maintenance Service)
  • Windows AERO improvements (Flip 3D, glass and thumbnails in Windows Flip (ALT+TAB), and glass taskbar thumbnails)
  • Windows Calendar
  • Windows Photo Library
  • Windows Sidebar (available as a downloadable component)

Potential Features

  • The Game Updates feature is referenced by the Help and Support Center.
  • The Windows Experience Index is referenced by the Help and Support Center.

Removed Features

These features/options which were previously included in Windows Vista Build 5112 have been removed from Build 5219:

  • List Pane
  • Microsoft Speech Center of Windows Speech Recognition
  • Save Ghost
  • Static Lists

These features/options which were previously included in Windows Vista Build 5212 are not present in Build 5219:

  • Network Computer Sharing


  • As this build is of the Ultimate edition (and not the Professional edition as Build 5112 is) it includes applications and functionality from Windows XP Tablet PC Edition: Inkball, Sticky Notes, and Windows Journal, as well as Control Panel applets for tablet PC settings. Windows Media Center, originally included with Windows XP Media Center Edition is also included. The Ultimate edition includes functionality from all Windows editions.
  • The "About Windows" dialog box references Windows Vista instead of "Longhorn"; this is the first officially released build to reference the new name since its earlier announcement.
  • The classic "Tile Windows Horizontally" and "Tile Windows Vertically" taskbar context menu options have been renamed as "Show Windows Stacked" and "Show Windows Side by Side", respectively.
  • The Library Virtual Folder scopes the primary user profile, MAPIFolders, Offline Files (the client-side cache (CSC)), and Public. Previously, all Virtual Folders (e.g., All Documents of Build 5112) scoped locations that corresponded to their own item type (in the case of All Documents, only Desktop, Documents, and Public Documents were scoped). With this change, separate Virtual Folders are not necessary as all types of items can be referenced by the Library.
    • User's Files is identical.
  • The schema for Windows Search has been updated since Build 5112 to include the following elements for Network Computer Sharing:
    • System/Castle/CastleName ("The name of a Castle.")
    • System/Castle/CastleGUID ("The GUID for a castle.")
    • System/Castle/ComputerState ("The status of a computer in the castle.")
  • Virtual Folders of previous builds are no longer referenced in the navigation pane—excluding Recent Documents—or by the Start menu; however, they are still present in the "Virtual Folders" user profile folder (where they will remain until Windows Vista Build 5259).



  1. Vedbrat, Kam. (2005). "Using Flip3D on Vista Build 5219"
  2. United States Patent and Trademark Office. (2006). "Rich drag drop user interface"

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