Those people who are using Windows Vista or Server 2008 will be rejoicing now as Microsoft has announced the availability of the Service Pack 2 Beta. Of course, not everyone can get it. Only MSDN and TechNet people will be able to access the SP through the CPP (Customer Preview Program).
Details of the changes after the break.
As usual, don’t rejoice so fast as the actual SP2 may only be available in April 2009. However, there are already some details on the changes.
Some of them are: –
- 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 delivery of the SP2 are also stated below.
|Usage||Download size (x86)||Download size (x64)||Download size (ia64)|
|Standalone package||Computers without internet access System administrators||About 302 MB (Five language package) About 390 MB (Full 36 language package)||About 508 MB (Five language package) About 622 MB (Full 36 language package)||About 384 MB (Five language package) About 396 MB (Full 36 language package)|
The SP2 Beta will be made available to those in the CPP this Thursday (4th December). The rest of the world will have to wait.