Saturday, October 25, 2008

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

Mike Nash, Corporate VP, Windows Product Management, provided an update regarding Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta in the Windows Vista Blog. Windows Vista SP2will be available for evaluation next Wednesday, October 29, by a small group of "Technology Adoption Program" customers.

Of interest to current and potential Windows Vista users is what is planned for inclusion in the service pack. The following information was provided:

"In addition to previously released updates since the launch of Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista SP2 contains changes focused on supporting new types of hardware and adding support for several emerging standards:

  • Windows Vista SP2 adds Windows Search 4.0 for faster and improved relevancy in searches.
  • Windows Vista SP2 contains the Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack supporting the most recent specification for Bluetooth Technology.
  • Ability to record data on to Blu-Ray media natively in Windows Vista.
  • Adds Windows Connect Now (WCN) to simplify Wi-Fi Configuration.
  • Windows Vista SP2 enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones."
The complete report is available at Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta. Additional information is available for IT Professionals in the Springboard Blog at First Look: Windows Vista Service Pack 2.

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