On Tuesday 2 December, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta will be released to TechNet und MSDN for subscribers. On 4 December, Microsoft will also release the Beta to the General Public for download.
The final release of Service Pack 2 is expected in the 1st half of 2009, with the final release date being determined by the feedback received from the beta testers.
The Service Pack contains the following improvements, among others:
Your feedback is important to Microsoft, so install Service Pack 2 Beta in an environment where you have the opportunity to test your current hardware and software. Feedback is collected through the Error Reporting Systems.