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Windows Vista SP2


May 22, 2009  4:40 PM

Vista SP2 Push Still Some Ways Out



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 avialability, Windows Vista SP2 on Windows Update

Although Microsoft released Windows Vista SP2 to manufacturing (RTM) on April 29, and to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in early May, it's still not available for download elsewhere. As of this morning, neither the Microsoft...

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May 14, 2009  4:49 PM

Vista SP2 vs. chronic low-grade Vista errors



Posted by: Ed Tittel
destkop Vista, Enterprise Vista, Windows Vista Event Viewer, Windows Vista reliability, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista stability

Now that I've been living with Vista SP2 for three whole days, I'm getting some experience with the new environment on some production machines. I did encounter a situation where SP2 froze at 48% through its Phase 1 (of 3) changes prior to the restart between Phase 2 (before restart) and Phase 3...


May 9, 2009  3:17 PM

Bitten by the “Eval” nature of Vista SP2 RC?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, upgrading from Windows Vista SP2 RC to final release version, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 RC, Windows Vista SP2 RC expiration date, Windows Vista SP2 release candidate

In my frenzy to test and evaluate Vista SP2 for stability I built myself a test system around the slipstreamed version of Vista x64 SP2 RC available from MSDN for download to subscribers. And while my results were overall positive--FWIW, SP2 seems to add significantly to Vista stability and...


May 4, 2009  3:45 PM

Will SP2 Do Vista Better for You?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
BitTorrent, download Vista SP2, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, MSDN, Windows Vista SP2

With Vista SP2 now available via MSDN and other restricted download venues (not to mention BitTorrent servers which already offer acess to all 36 languages that MS plans to support in its first public release of SP2), it's time to start thinking about migrating to this latest version in your...


April 29, 2009  3:26 PM

Vista SP2 is Done, Done, Done But Not Yet on Tap



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 availability

BitTorrent is turning into an unofficial prerelease mechanism for Microsoft software these days. It's cartainly become a nonpareil source for Windows 7 builds that's right in synch with Microsoft's own internal releases. Yesterday Vista SP2 was already available online in Torrent form hours before...


April 24, 2009  6:18 PM

64-bit Vista: Myths and Realities



Posted by: Ed Tittel
64- vs 32-bit Windows Vista, Enterprise Vista, Virtual PC 2007, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista x64

For a long time now — perhaps even too long, if recent experience is any indication — I've avoided x64 Vista on my production and test machines. Myths and rumors about lack of drivers, stability issues, software compatibility problems, and more, had dissuaded me from using the product on my...


March 4, 2009  4:18 PM

Vista SP2 RC Now Available for Download



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 RC, Windows Vista SP2 release candidate

Visit the Microsoft Download Center today (March 4, 2009) and you'll see numerous Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 downloads available there, all of which posted on 3/3/2009. When I visited the page in the morning, here's what...


February 27, 2009  5:08 PM

Vista SP2 RC On Its Way



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, Windows Vista, Windows Vista deployment, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 RC, Windows Vista SP2 release candidate

On Wednesday, February 25, Brandon LeBlanc, Windows Communications Manager for the Windows Client Communications Team, posted information to...


February 23, 2009  5:36 PM

Vista SP2 Inches Closer to Completion and Release



Posted by: Ed Tittel
beta SP2, Enterprise Vista, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista SP2

Last week, Microsoft an RC (Release Candidate) build for Windows Vista/Server 2008 SP2 through the Microsoft Connect program to a select group of pre-qualified beta testers. According to Mary Jo Foley's ZDNet coverage on this topic, the latest build number...


January 28, 2009  7:04 PM

Delays for Vista SP2 Loom Large



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, TechARP, Windows Vista financial results, Windows Vista SP2

TechARP, our regular source for Microsoft release rumors, has updated its estimated dates for Windows Vista SP2 release dates. As of last week, dates have slipped by at least one month. That means that the SP2 release...


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