The Windows Installer Team released a new version of PatchWiz (v4.0 Beta) to the Windows Installer Beta program today. For those of you who have used the current version of PatchWiz to create patches, you are probably familiar with the fact that it is slightly anemic in the performance department. The new PatchWiz v4.0 contains significant performance improvements as well as some cool new features, plus it is designed to be completely backwards-compatible with the current version of PatchWiz.
 
If you are not yet part of the Windows Installer Beta program, you can go to http://beta.microsoft.com and use the Guest ID MSI30 to apply to become a participant. Joining the current beta program has the added benefit that you will be on our radar for participation in future Windows Installer betas, as well.
 
[Author: Tyler Robinson]
 
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