Not long ago, Microsoft has hinted towards the availability of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 on MSDN if not before the public beta. I wanted to find out if this was the case and who better to ask than the MSDN Concierge – open 24 hours, talk about great service.
3:27:43 PM System
Initial Question/Comment: When will the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 beta be made available to MSDN subscribers?
3:27:59 PM System
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3:28:09 PM Bob
Thank you for contacting the MSDN Online Concierge. Please give me a moment while I review your question.
3:32:39 PM Bob
Long, as I know the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will be released in second half year of 2007 and we have not got definitely release date.
3:33:18 PM Bob
You may get detail information until TechEd 2007 in Sep 2007. The more details about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will be released in TechEd 2007
3:33:41 PM Long
I have heard there will be a public beta for SP1. Do you know when will that be available?
3:33:59 PM Bob
Let me check it. One minute please.
3:37:50 PM Bob
Long, the beta version is only available internally and there is not public download currently. Even in Connect website, there is not a download.
3:38:22 PM Long
Do you know how SP1 will affect developers or end users?
3:38:45 PM Bob
To get the beta product, you may check this website.
3:39:45 PM Bob
As far as I know, SP1 have below update
* Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB936330)
* Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB937286)
* Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB937287)
* Update for Microsoft Windows (KB938371)
3:43:52 PM Long
Thank you very much. That’s all.
3:44:10 PM Bob
You’re welcome Long. Have a nice day.
3:45:41 PM Bob
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3:45:51 PM System
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Surprisingly, Bob makes references to a “second half of 2007” release date – although not definite, as well the list of fixes included as confirmed by APCMag last week. What’s even more interesting is that Bob reconfirms the TechEd SEA session on SP1 I made note of yesterday, which is starting to sound like the great SP1 unveiling. Thanks Bob!