Vista SP1 release scheduled for 2H07

Written by Tim Smalley

January 25, 2007 // 11:41 a.m.

Tags: #1 #beta #bugs #fast #high #impact #issues #pack #problems #release #rtm #schedule #service #sp1 #testing #track #vista #windows

The latest round of leaked emails from Microsoft has revealed that the software giant has put Windows Vista Service Pack 1 on fast track.

According to APC Magazine, the email puts a call out for "customers and partners (to) actively test and provide feedback on Windows Vista SP1 to help us prepare for its release in the second half of CY07 (calendar year 2007)."

The leaked memo outlined the company's primary focus for the service pack: "regressions from Windows Vista and Windows XP, security, deployment blockers and other high impact issues as are the primary focus for the Service Pack."

The final part of that statement may be enough to put many off upgrading to Vista before SP1 is released. Ouch.

Beta testers that reply to Microsoft's call out will be required to actively deploy and test Vista SP1 in production environments at each major milestone release. Testers will be required to provide extensive feedback to the software giant, as the company wants to ensure that SP1 is rock solid.

Will you be upgrading to Vista before SP1, or are you already running the OS? Let us know in the forums.
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