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Non-security update rolls out Tuesday
Tomorrow, Tuesday 8 January, we are releasing several non-security update packages via Windows Update. The updates include the regular monthly Malicious Software Removal Tool and Windows Mail Junk Mail Filter, two updates in our regular series of Windows Vista updates ( KB943302 for application compatibility...
Mon, Jan 7 2008
Windows Vista SP1 Prerequisites & Non-Security Update coming via Windows Update
Today we have a non-security update scheduled for distribution via Windows Update that you may find of some interest. The non-security update KB947172, a Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista, addresses an issue introduced by KB941229 where, when watching live digital TV on an Xbox 360...
Tue, Feb 12 2008
Announcing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta
update @ 14:53 PDT: The exec closest to the development process, Core Operating System Division (COSD) Sr. VP Jon DeVaan, gives his personal take on Windows Vista SP1 over at Press Pass -- check it out. Now is the time and the time is now: let's talk about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). Much...
Wed, Aug 29 2007
End of Support for Windows Vista with No Services Packs
I just wanted to remind readers that as of today, April 13 th , Windows Vista with no Service Packs (also known as RTM) will no longer be supported. We recommend folks running Windows Vista RTM look at upgrading to Windows 7 or using Windows Update to update their PC to the latest service pack available...
Tue, Apr 13 2010
The right time to assess Windows Vista's performance
Measuring the performance of an operating system is a tricky thing. At the same time, it's the right and necessary thing to do, because performance is one of many criteria important to customers. Part of the trick of measuring performance is to time testing execution with the product cycle such that...
Fri, Nov 30 2007
Announcing Microsoft Assessment and Planning Beta Refresh for Windows Vista & Windows Server 2008
Introducing Microsoft Assessment and Planning 3.0 For those of you who are considering the migration of your desktop and server infrastructure to Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 , we have good news for you! As we've announced at TechEd IT Forum 2007 in Barcelona last November, the Microsoft...
Sat, Jan 26 2008
Redmond Install Fair later this month
The Windows Vista SP1 Deployment Team wanted me to pass along notice of an upcoming Install Fair being held here in Redmond at month's end; we've held events like this before and they've always been well received. You're welcome to drop by if you qualify and you're in the neighborhood. Windows Vista...
Tue, Oct 2 2007
Automatic distribution of Windows Vista SP1 begins today
We're excited about the progress we've made with Windows Vista Service Pack 1. On March 18th, Windows Vista SP1 was made available for customers who chose to manually download and install it from the Microsoft Download Center or Windows Update in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Last week...
Wed, Apr 23 2008
Language Packs and Windows Vista SP1
[Updated 6 Mar 3:01pm PST] Apparently this post has created some confusion, which was the opposite of my intent. Windows Vista SP1 is not delayed. I repeat, aside from our having accelerated SP1 availability to MSDN/TechNet subscribers and volume licensing customers, there has been no change in the release...
Mon, Mar 3 2008
Microsoft Readying Customers with New Assessment and Deployment Tool for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 Launch!
Hello IT Pros! February 27 is a big day. Windows Server 2008 will be officially launching in Los Angeles with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, kicking off in just a few hours. In support of this very important technology milestone as well as the Windows Vista SP1 release, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators...
Wed, Feb 27 2008
Windows Vista SP1 Released to Windows Update
Today, you can now download Windows Vista SP1 via Windows Update. For those of you eager to receive the benefits of Windows Vista SP1, you can now do so. We've seen quite a bit of questions in our comments so we want to communicate as much as possible surrounding Windows Vista SP1 and today's release...
Tue, Mar 18 2008
Announcing the RTM of Windows Vista SP1
Hi, Mike Nash here from the Windows Product Management group at Microsoft. Today we are excited to announce that we have released Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista to manufacturing (RTM) for our first set of languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese). Service Pack 1 is a very important...
Mon, Feb 4 2008
Updated Language Packs Released
We have made available updated Language Packs for users using Windows Vista SP1 as well as those running Windows Vista RTM. For those running SP1, the Language Packs should be showing up for you under Windows Update. The specific language packs which are being released are as follows: German ...
Wed, Apr 23 2008
SP1 Beta release available today
Today we release the Beta of windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to a private group of Beta testers via connect.microsoft.com . Brandon over on the Windows Experience blog has installed and regularly uses SP1 on all of his machines (as do I) and discusses the more notable elements of it. We'll review...
Mon, Sep 24 2007
Silicon Valley Install Fair next month
Similar to last month's Redmond-based Install Fair, the Windows Vista SP1 Deployment Team is holding another Install Fair at our Silicon Valley campus early next month. You're welcome to drop by if you find yourself in the neighborhood, provided you register beforehand. Windows Vista SP1 Beta Install...
Mon, Nov 19 2007
Windows Vista SP1 availability for technical customers
Updated 2/14: SP1 is now available on both MSDN and TechNet for subscribers to download. On Monday (February 4th), we announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). Overall, people are excited to hear that we have reached this milestone, but some are disappointed...
Mon, Feb 11 2008
Windows Vista SP1 RC now available for public download
We're making available today the RC release of Windows Vista SP1, found here on MSDN and here on TechNet , with an FAQ here . I invite you to download, install and use the SP1 RC and let us know about your experience by providing your feedback here . Before you install SP1 RC, please bear in mind...
Wed, Dec 12 2007
Announcing Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate (RC)
Today we're making available the release candidate (RC) of Windows Vista SP1 via Microsoft Connect , and tomorrow subscribers to TechNet and MDSN will have access to those RC bits too. In addition, the RC will be available to the public next week via Microsoft's Download Center. The release candidate...
Wed, Dec 5 2007
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta Whitepaper Introduction When developing Windows Vista, Microsoft set out to provide higher levels of productivity, mobility, and security, with lower costs. After more than six months of broad availability and usage, it's evident that these investments are improving...
Tue, Aug 28 2007
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