Windows 2008 / windows Vista SP2 (beta) overlook

Beta is out there to download for everyone. TechNet and MSDN subscribers can download the SP2 CPP now from their portal. Now good news is windows 2008 service Pack 2 can be applied to Vista computers as well. The secret behind is that both operating systems use the same codes. This brings a huge advantages to administrators when they want to deploy the service pack to the computers in their organizations. So what are the new advantages on this service pack? Well in the server side few things are as follows,

  • Improved power savings over the RTM release of Windows Server 2008
  • Integration of Hyper-V into Windows Server 2008.  SP2 includes the Hyper-V RTM Code.
  • All previously released hot fixes and security updates are rolled into SP2 as well.

As per the client pc side,

  • A new Wireless Feature Pack and fixes for issues where Wi-Fi Connections were lost after resuming a PC from Sleep.
  • A really cool service pack clean-up tool that restores hard disk space by deleting the previous versions of the files serviced by Windows Vista SP2.
  • Of course this service pack includes all previously released updates, hot fixes, and patches since the release of Vista Service Pack 1.
  • Let you record data onto Blu-ray discs
  • Give you the latest desktop search engine, Windows Search 4
  • end users are advised to await until the final version out. More information can be found here.

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