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Old 10-17-08, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Microsoft sends Vista SP2 invites - beta release in 4 weeks

Thanks to a tipster we have learned Microsoft has started sending Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 invites to select testers today.

Earlier this week it was revealed the company will release SP2 before Windows 7. Microsoft recently put a placeholder online for the upcoming betas of Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

Microsoft will include Windows Search 4 in Vista SP2 along with Bluetooth wireless support (including latest BT 2.1 fixes), support for the new VIA 64-bit CPU and additional application compatibility updates.

For Windows Server 2008 SP2, Microsoft will include Backwards compatibility with Terminal Services licensing keys, improved manageability features with DFS/FRS console, and Storage Resource Manager, print server and spooler performance improvements for printers in Windows Vista and Server 2008 and improved error reporting in DFSR to help identify incorrectly configured deployments which lead to failed replication.

Both builds are "anticipated" to be released within the next four weeks.

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/1...ase-in-4-weeks
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Old 10-17-08, 09:25 PM   #2
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Thanks for the good news as usual Nek.

Can't wait to see what is in store.

I know Vista is the bomb right now could be better why not?

Your Bigman is a full fledged beta stud now.
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Old 10-19-08, 01:48 AM   #3
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sounds good.
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Old 10-19-08, 02:21 AM   #4
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hmmmm...
do i need to even say anything?
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Old 10-19-08, 03:30 AM   #5
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hmmmm...
do i need to even say anything?
No. Which begs the question, why are you in the Windows forum?
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yes it does beg.
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Old 10-19-08, 04:39 AM   #7
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No. Which begs the question, why are you in the Windows forum?
Because unlike Satan, he can withstand the "aura" of the Windows' assimilation.

So, if this is the case with Vista SP2. How long until Win7?
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Old 10-19-08, 06:53 AM   #8
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sounds like XP is going bye bye for real now as it seems Vista is getting better and better.

only problem we have in our family is that my chlds games donīt do vista at all and thus we have XP today but will get a new hardrive and then go vista on that one
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Old 10-19-08, 07:10 AM   #9
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Thanks to a tipster we have learned Microsoft has started sending Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 invites to select testers today.

Earlier this week it was revealed the company will release SP2 before Windows 7. Microsoft recently put a placeholder online for the upcoming betas of Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

Microsoft will include Windows Search 4 in Vista SP2 along with Bluetooth wireless support (including latest BT 2.1 fixes), support for the new VIA 64-bit CPU and additional application compatibility updates.

For Windows Server 2008 SP2, Microsoft will include Backwards compatibility with Terminal Services licensing keys, improved manageability features with DFS/FRS console, and Storage Resource Manager, print server and spooler performance improvements for printers in Windows Vista and Server 2008 and improved error reporting in DFSR to help identify incorrectly configured deployments which lead to failed replication.

Both builds are "anticipated" to be released within the next four weeks.

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/1...ase-in-4-weeks
Doesn't sound very exciting at all. I'm sure adding VIA support is not easy but pretty useless to me. My BT module works fine and we already have Windows Search 4.0. I don't really have any major compatibility issues that I can think of right now either.

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well said my friend!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-19-08, 11:57 AM   #11
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sounds good.

idk about windows 7. i may go for it, maybe not.
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Old 10-19-08, 02:52 PM   #12
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I'll let you guys test it for me . . .

I thought that Windows 7 was supposed to be Vista SP2? Guess we will see huh?
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