Microsoft to Ship Vista SP1 Beta Next Week?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jdr, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Jdr

    Jdr Guest

    Microsoft to Ship Vista SP1 Beta Next Week?

    According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, unnamed sources at Microsoft
    told her that the company plans to ship Service Pack 1 (SP1) for
    Vista alongside Windows Server 2008, as it had originally planned.
    Previously Microsoft had said that making the changes to Instant
    Search because of Google's complaint would cause a delay to SP1.
    But it now seems Microsoft is accelerating development
    of Vista's 1st service pack. ???
    Jdr, Jul 15, 2007
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  2. This is referring to the Beta.
    The release of this build of the Beta has little if any bearing on the
    release of the final build.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 15, 2007
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  3. Jdr

    John Waller Guest

    Perhaps but the apparent availability of this Beta by mid-July has taken
    many seasoned Microsoft watchers by surprise judging by the various blogs
    around the place.
    John Waller, Jul 15, 2007
  4. I have no idea how since this is pretty much the most anticipated release
    since the USA release of the latest Harry Potter movie on Wednesday. :)

    The "word on the corner" has always been that SP1 will ship at about the
    same time as Windows Server 2008 which is, by the way, at Beta3 stage right
    now. It's also been widely anticipated that it would ship near the end of
    2007. All this has been in the computer press for some time now.

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  5. Jdr

    Jdr Guest

    I'd say that any Beta version should have some
    meaning as a ground testing application for Microsoft.

    Jdr, Jul 15, 2007
  6. John;
    Those taken by suprise are either unfamiliar with the normal process
    or pretending a Beta for a OS Service Pack starts later than this.
    By many rumors, we are very close to 6 months from SP-1 release, that
    is not a whole lot of time.

    The only thing close to a suprise may be that is seems it will be a
    public Beta where many Betas are not.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 15, 2007
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