Now you don't have to wait a year to deploy it in production ;)  All right... it's not really breaking news.  It was planned this way, and Iain McDonald (there he is):

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(image courtesy of ZDNet http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=551)

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has the scoop on why the "About Windows" screen in Windows Server 2008 shows as Service Pack 1.  Explanation after the jump: http://blogs.msdn.com/iainmcdonald/archive/2008/02/15/windows-server-2008-is-called-sp1-adventures-in-doing-things-right.aspx