Vista SP2 Beta This Coming Week

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Vista SP2 Beta This Coming Week
 
Microsoft Corporate VP Mike Nash gave word on the official Vista blog that the beta for Windows Vista's second service pack will be made available this coming Wednesday.  This pack will contain a collection of previous updates, as well as the following changes:
 
* Windows Vista SP2 adds Windows Search 4.0 for faster and improved relevancy in searches.
* Windows Vista SP2 contains the Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack supporting the most recent specification for Bluetooth Technology.
* Ability to record data on to Blu-Ray media natively in Windows Vista.
* Adds Windows Connect Now (WCN) to simplify Wi-Fi Configuration.
* Windows Vista SP2 enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones.
 
A final release date will be later set based on tester feedback.
 
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24-10-2008, 06:42:54

Jim

They do? Oh god I always get confused when you guys have daylight savings. I'll be around anyway mate so can you just gimme a yell when it's 10.30 am your time (GMT, GMT.5 or GMT+1 whatever it is rofl)



*head spins*

I'll get up at 9am JCT (Jim Clock Time). Hopefully that'll be something around the time we discussed. lol

24-10-2008, 08:14:36

PV5150
Lol rgr that mate, I'll be here kicking about

24-10-2008, 08:40:12

WC Annihilus
Mmm, well I hope if anything it makes it earlier. I'll be sure to be up regardless, but decent amount of sleep would be nice

25-10-2008, 18:56:12

Toxcity
What is the final time for tomorrow? Later the better.. it is a Sunday after all. :)

25-10-2008, 19:54:14

PV5150
Well I believe it was Sunday at 10.30 am. However we may need to run it at 10 am so Jim can attend... I'll wait for him to confirm this though. I'll be idling on TS from around 9.30am UK time so feel free to come on and have a chat before the official one starts.

25-10-2008, 20:01:53

Toxcity
Cool, bare in mind our clocks go back... so it will be 11:30 our new time...?
Ermm, and whats the TS server?

25-10-2008, 20:22:49

PV5150
Ok well I'll wait for Jim to reply here before offically confirming that time slot. The TS server is the [URL="http://http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=5239&highlight=TeamSpeak+server"]Overclock3d TeamSpeak[/URL] server

25-10-2008, 20:24:47

WC Annihilus
Ah crap, I forgot we had a TS server and that's where chats would be done... I'm not sure how feasible it is for me to talking at 3/4AM if my roommates are asleep... I guess I'll hope they stay up late cause it's a weekend

25-10-2008, 21:45:40

Toxcity
I should be up by 10. Hopefully Jim doesn't want it any earlier. :)
Night!

26-10-2008, 08:01:49

PV5150
Minutes from the news team chat - 26/10/2008

Start: 10.00 am
Finish: 10.30 am

Attended by: Jim, PV, Stuart, Toxcity and WC (Bungral where the hell are you?)

1) Lack of news posting hurting the forum. All attendees agreed that over the past few weeks there has been a distinct lack of posting from the news team. All have agreed to try and post at least one news item daily, or every second day if daily isn't possible. Jim has an award for the top news poster next month.

2) Manufacturer PR's All attendees were reminded of the importance of subscribing to manufacturers' PR mail-outs.

3) Manufacturer PR/External website reviews. Jim brought up an idea that we could have a dedicated mailbox for manufacturer PR's, and one for external news/reviews sites. We will have to mass-mail the news sites requesting that they send their emails to the new address once it's set up.

4) News inbox cleaning. Stuart brought up that the inbox isn't being regularly cleaned of external news/reviews, and that it is being allowed to build up. Everyone was reminded again that the inbox exists and that it needs to be regularly cleaned...and not by the same people every time.

5) Request for news source sites. There was a request from news team members that the existing thread with news sources be stuck, and that it be updated with trustworthy news sources. Thread has been stuck by PV5150

6) News team chat. It was decided to have a news team chat on a regular basis, and a monthly frequency was agreed upon.

Members were given the opportunity to comment on anything else of concern and meeting was concluded.
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