Sunday, November 30, 2008

Vista SP2 Due Out In April

According to Microsoft will deliver Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) to manufacturing in April 2009. has been noted for correctly calling the release dates of previous service packs including Vista SP1 and XP SP3.

What's New In Windows Vista SP2?
  • Adds Windows Search 4.0 for faster and improved relevancy in searches.
  • 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.
  • Enables the exFAT file system to support Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones.
As mentioned back in October, Microsoft has already created a place holder Knowledge Base Article related to the forthcoming SP2 releases. According to the knowledge base and previous reports Microsoft issued the beta of Vista SP2 to a limited number of testers about a month ago. So far there is no official word from Microsoft on a release date and the company officials have so far only committed to shipping the update sometime in the first half of next year.

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