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Windows Vista Beta Service Pack 2 To Include Blu-ray Add-on

Microsoft will be releasing its beta version of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) next week which includes support for the Blu-ray technology and other enhancements.

According to a blog post from Mike Nash, corporate VP for Windows product management, “The final release date for Windows Vista SP2 will be based on quality. So we’ll track customer and partner feedback from the beta program before setting a final date for the release.”

The new service pack would include earlier released fixes to focus on reliability, compatibility, and performance issues, Nash added.

The new Vista SP2 is largely based on “single serviceability model”, which means that the new update would integrate both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista client in one application.

In addition to Blu-ray support, the new release would include, Windows Connect Now for setting Wi-Fi configurations, Windows Search 4.0 application, and the Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack.

In addition, the service pack also lets file syncing across different time zones through the ability of its exFAT file system that has support the UTC timestamps.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.