Thoughts from the EPS Windows Server Performance Team
Hello AskPerf readers! Today’s post is being published a little later than usual. Today we are launching the Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and we wanted to give a first look. Windows Vista SP2 is a service pack in the traditional sense with all of the cumulative released security updates since the SP1 release in March 2008. In addition, Windows Vista SP2 adds support for new hardware types. However, Windows Vista SP2 is unique in that it is a single service pack that is applicable to both the client (Windows Vista) and the server (Windows Server 2008) operating systems. Therefore, there will only be a single update to deploy in the infrastructure.
OK, so here are some of the highlights and other features:
Emerging Hardware Support
Additional information on Windows Vista SP2 can be found in the Notable Changes in Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta document. We expect that Windows Vista SP2 will retain compatibility with applications that currently run on Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP1 that are written using public API’s. Finally, one important consideration is that Windows Vista SP1 is a prerequisite for SP2.
That’s all for today – see you on Friday. Until next time …
- CC Hameed
EDIT: 12/4 –
Hyper-V for Vista? At last a replace for VS 2005 for clients? Gooooood, I can't wait!!! :)))
What do you mean by "Windows Vista SP2 includes Hyper-V technology"?
Can you run Hyper-V on Vista now?
"Finally, one important consideration is that Windows Vista SP1 is a prerequisite for SP2."
OMG... So it will take at least 2 hours to patch an OEM RTM install to sp2?
Actually, I think this is some faulty info passed on from faulty info ;)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 includes Hyper-V functionality, not Windows Vista SP2, since Hyper-V is a server feature.
Some other public blogs also reported this, but have since been redacted.
So an IE7 on Vista is going to be IE7 SP2 now?