Microsoft to start testing Windows Vista SP2 Beta next week

Saturday, October 25, 2008 19:54
Posted in category IT News

It looks like the rumors were true. Microsoft is hoping to roll out Windows Vista SP2 before Windows 7 is publicly available. How soon? We don’t know for sure. But the company is delivering the first beta version of Vista SP2 to a handful of Technology Adoption Program customers on Wednesday, October 29th. Depending on how things go, we could see the beta or a final version rolled out within a few months. Or maybe it’ll take longer to work out the kinks.

You won’t notice any major changes to the Windows Vista interface in SP2. But there are a few under the hood changes, including integration with Windows Search 4.0, a Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack, native support for burning Blu-Ray discs, and support for UTC timestamps in the exFAT file system which helps synchronize files across time zones. There’s also a new utility called Windows Connect Now that should simply WiFi configuration.

The same service pack will also be available for Windows Server 2008.

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