Today, Microsoft’s Nick White took the wraps off Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista at the Vista team blog. In a nutshell, it is what you would expect from a service pack and a beta release will be available in a few weeks with final release tentatively scheduled in the first quarter of 2008. That release is aligned with Windows Server 2008 RTM which today was announced as slipping out of 2007 into 1Q2008. In more detail:
Vista SP1 includes:
All of this is pretty much as expected except for the Windows Server 2008 slip which will undoubtedly lead to complaints, although that was clearly in the cards because of the shared code with Vista SP1. Also obvious was Microsoft’s plaintive hope that business customers would just get on with installing Vista and not worry about the service pack.