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Vista SP1 Beta 1 Released July 16th?


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#1 liamdaly

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:15

It’s official: We are now in the under-promise and over-deliver era at Microsoft.

Just when Microsoft had customers, partners and competitors all believing that it was going to delay the first service pack for Vista — not releasing a first beta of it until just before year-end — the company is set to deliver Beta 1 of Vista SP1 in mid-July.

Word (from various sources who asked not to be named) is Microsoft is gearing up to drop Vista SP1 some time the week of July 16. And despite what Microsoft seemingly led Google, the U.S. Department of Justice and other company watchers to believe, the final version of Vista SP1 is sounding like November 2007.


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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:34

This will be interesting if true.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:42

Well, I havent really seen any news reported by Mary Jo Foley that hasnt been true.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:42

Well, I havent really seen any news reported by Mary Jo Foley that hasnt been true.

Good point.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:44

wtef

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:46

Yeah, Mary Jo Foley seems like a very reliable source. That's good news!

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:47

Well, I havent really seen any news reported by Mary Jo Foley that hasnt been true.


You have a point, she has extremely reliable sources.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:47

A beta of a service pack? How does that work? I thought a service pack was just all the most recent Windows updates installed all at once...

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:48

There was a beta of SP2 for XP as well

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:49

wonder what new features sp1 will ad or just bug fixes

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:50

A beta of a service pack? How does that work? I thought a service pack was just all the most recent Windows updates installed all at once...

Well if you look at XP SP2 there was also several new features.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:53

A beta of a service pack? How does that work? I thought a service pack was just all the most recent Windows updates installed all at once...



Yeah, SP2 for XP had several new featues. Namely the whole "Security Center" thing. Service Packs can, and often do include more than simply hotfixes.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:56

Is it wrong of me to still hold out for the reimplementation of the freakin' HAL for DirectSound acceleration? That's really the only thing that'd get me to go back to Vista. The current audio layer is a nightmare.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:58

A beta of a service pack? How does that work? I thought a service pack was just all the most recent Windows updates installed all at once...


Well in the case of SP2 for XP there were several new features. But yes traditionally SP's are just a pack of the released updates since the last release. But, SP1 of Vista is supposed to include several new features including updating the kernal to bring it up to date with the kernal that will be released when Windows Server 2008 RTMs and that will definitely needs to be tested on a large scale.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 20:59

Hmm interesting.



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