Posted by: kurtsh | August 29, 2007

NEWS: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 & Windows Server 2008

MICROSOFT ANNOUNCEMENTS AROUND WINDOWS VISTA SP1 & WINDOWS SERVER 2008 RELEASE

  1. Windows Server 2008’s release date has been pushed back by a quarter.
    http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/08/29/windows-server-2008-timing-update.aspx
  2. Windows Vista SP1 details are announced… at 9:00AM PST today.
    http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2007/08/29/announcing-the-windows-vista-service-pack-1-beta.aspx

Here’s a few things to know:

  • The roadmap for Vista SP1 is CY Q1 2008 and XP SP3 is CY H1 2008. 
  • Beta for Windows Vista SP1 will be available in “a few weeks”. 

On the Windows Vista SP1 front, here’s some highlights:

  • Overall improved performance
  • Improved performance of file copies
  • Improved reliability
  • Bitlocker can now encrypt more than just the C: drive or system drive.  Support for data drives.
  • Is different from XP SP2 in that it is designed to not impact end-users because of UI changes
  • Is different from XP SP2 in that it is designed to minimize application compatibility issues

I’ve posted the whitepaper that the Windows Vista Blog site is referring to below and if any of my customers want a specific overview delivered by our regional Windows Vista specialist, I can organize it.  Just contact me… you know how.)

DOWNLOAD:  http://www.evilkoala.org/Documents/WindowsVistaServicePack1WhitepaperAugust2007FINAL.pdf


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