Yeah, I know. Here we are just now discussing Windows 7 and now come talk of Vista SP2?
Remember all the hullabaloo leading up to and at the release of Vista SP1?
Yeah. A righteous drop-dead Fred party that was. I think Men At Work were the headliner for that concert.
Now that the blog-o-sphere of Microsoft haters and baiters (and lovers as well) have had their collective consciousness wiped clean of that event in a flash reminiscent of MIB shenanigans, we can move on to more serious topics.
Like the placeholder page at Microsoft for Server 2008/Vista SP2.
- Microsoft aiming to deliver Vista SP2 before Windows 7 – Mary-Jo Foley, All about Microsoft blog
- Testers get invites to SP2 betas for Vista, Windows Server 2008 – Mary-Jo Foley, All about Microsoft blog
- Microsoft sends Vista SP2 invites - beta release in 4 weeks – Neowin
From that last post:
Microsoft will include Windows Search 4 in Vista SP2 along with Bluetooth wireless support (including latest BT 2.1 fixes), support for the new VIA 64-bit CPU and additional application compatibility updates.
For Windows Server 2008 SP2, Microsoft will include Backwards compatibility with Terminal Services licensing keys, improved manageability features with DFS/FRS console, and Storage Resource Manager, print server and spooler performance improvements for printers in Windows Vista and Server 2008 and improved error reporting in DFSR to help identify incorrectly configured deployments which lead to failed replication.
In my mind, seems that Microsoft would make a killing by releasing Windows 7 as Vista SP3/SP4 and be done with it. However, it seems that there is just too big a difference between the two for it apply and not enough difference just yet for the Windows lovers/haters to tell why we need a whole new Windows OS release so soon after Vista.
Let the speculation and punditry begin!