Last night Microsoft sent out an email announcing the availability of an interim build of Vista Beta 2 (Build 5456). The build includes the return of List View, for who mourned its absence in the earlier release.

The email last night included the following announcement:

“We are pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft® Windows Vista Build 5456!! Many, many of the things you’ve reported in Beta 2 have been fixed. While we believe this build to be generally better than beta 2, it is an interim build and has not been through a rigorous test pass.”

The download is available to beta testers immediately.