08 release set for Vista update

"Microsoft raised the curtain Wednesday on plans for an update to the Windows Vista operating system, as well as updates to its predecessor, Windows XP."

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Vista Service Pack 1 to appear sometime during the first three months of 2008

For those eagerly awaiting the arrival of Vista SP1 you will have to wait a little longer according to Shanen Boettcher, general manager of Windows product management. Boettcher was reported as saying:

Vista Service Pack 1 will be broadly available sometime during the first three months of 2008. A test version is going out to a small audience in the next few weeks,

Redmond's decision to delay SP1 is supposedly to facilitate a move to Windows Vista from XP, as many were hesitant to change until SP1 was released. According to the source Vista SP1 will be more about support for new hardware standards; changes to how Windows can be managed by IT departments; general reliability and security updates. Don't expect much to change visually.

Another change expected in SP1 — which Boettcher didn't mention — has to do with desktop search. In a dispute that spilled out in media leaks and court documents earlier this year, Google accused Microsoft of anti-competitive behavior because of the way Vista handled competing desktop search applications. In a court filing in June, Microsoft pledged to change the feature so that competitors' products can be set as the default. The company pledged to make the changes as part of the first Vista service pack.

A little after Vista SP1 we can expect to see the release of the EOL SP3 for Windows XP, but Microsoft are clearly not trumpeting this release for obvoius reasons. Windows XP SP3 should be available to testers in the next few weeks and.

...XP SP3 is due in test form in the next few weeks, Boettcher said, and should be finalized by the first half of 2008. He said XP SP3 is "an end-of-life rollout for Windows XP" containing previous online updates and "small updates for hardware support."

Disappointed, or are Microsoft doing the smart thing in delaying?

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