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With Vista SP1 about to be served up...
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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 11:27

 Heres a first look at what's on the menu...

 Vista Service Pack 1 details announced: timing, beta, more
ARS Technica
By Ken Fisher | Published: August 29, 2007 - 11:12AM CT

After months of speculation, rumor, and silence from Microsoft, the company is finally talking publicly about Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista.
Microsoft says that the first public beta of Windows Vista SP1 will be available in the next few weeks to an expanded group of TechNET and MSDN subscribers. The company confirmed that a smaller group of testers is already putting SP1 through its paces.

As to when the general public can expect to try a beta of SP1, the company only says that it will offer a pre-release version sometime after this second wave of testing once the company considers the code stable enough for release. Assuming a second beta in September, we suspect that a public preview won't happen before November.

Microsoft has also published a white paper on Vista SP1 that details many of its changes. I highly recommend reading through it. It addresses security issues, support for EFI, exFAT, Direct3D 10.1, and the performance and compatibility issues recently released, among other things.... More

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