Monday, December 1, 2008
Vista Service Pack 2 in First Quater 2009
SecurityOrb.com researchers stated at an interview Microsoft will post a release candidate of Vista SP2 in first quarter of 2009 and finish the service pack next April.
According to Microsoft, Vista SP2 will include Windows Search 4, Bluetooth 2.1 wireless support, faster resume from sleep when a wireless connection has been broken and support for Blu-ray. Some of those features, including Windows Search and the Bluetooth support, have been available to Vista users for months through individual updates.
The service pack will update both Vista, the client version of Windows, and Windows Server 2008, the company's corresponding server software.
Vista SP2 will require SP1 as a prerequisite, a factor that played to Microsoft's ongoing recommendation that users deploy the first service pack as soon as possible.