Windows vista service pack 2

Microsoft is ready to release service pack for windows vista, service pack 2 for the windows vista won't hold any significant difference to the other but some really needed bug fixes. It will concentrate upon two things mainly.

1 Support for new hardware, as well as support for new standards and technologies.
2 It also delivers improvements made based on data collected through Microsoft's voluntary Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Features of windows vista service pack 2

1 SP2 has fairly significant updates
This service pack has numerous updates , few example of them are as follows .

1 Windows Vista SP2 adds Windows Search 4.0 for faster and improved relevancy in searches.
2 Windows Vista SP2 contains the Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack supporting the most recent specification for Bluetooth Technology.
3 Ability to record data on to Blu-Ray media natively in Windows Vista.
4 Adds Windows Connect Now (WCN) to simplify Wi-Fi Configuration.
5 Windows Vista SP2 enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones.

2 Improved hardware support
As we all know that biggest issue with the windows vista is that is not compatible with several features , so to remove all these issues.
windows vista released service pack 2 was released . this single service pack which applies to both client (Windows Vista SP1) and server (Windows Server 2008) operating systems—since the code base for Windows Vista is shared with that for Windows Server® 2008, a single update can be deployed across your infrastructure. This service model also provides the ability to detect an incompatible driver and block service pack installation, or warn users of any loss of functionality during installation. Other highlights for IT pros include:

Emerging Hardware Support

Bluetooth 2.1 feature pack
Ability to record data on Blu-ray media
exFAT file system now supports UTC timestamps, which enables correct file synchronization across time zones
Support for the new VIA 64-bit CPU
Support for ICCD/CCID smart cards

3 Improvement from the previous experience .

Microsoft take some steps in service pack function a bit better than past upgrades . It is the first Windows Service Pack to work for both the client (Vista) and server (Windows 2008) editions of the operating system in a single update.

SP2 also includes what Microsoft is calling a Service Pack Clean-up Tool. This will permanently delete old versions of files SP2 is updating, helping you reduce clutter and get rid of outdated system files that'd otherwise just take up space.

4 It is for Pro Users
SP2 beta is, as the name suggests, a product still under development. Microsoft is recommending only technology enthusiasts, developers, and IT pros willing to test the software take on the upgrade. General users are advised to wait until the final release, which is set for the first half of 2009