Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Vista Help on the Way

Usually IT waits until a new product gets its first service pack before adopting. In the case of Vista, many are waiting for SP2, SP3 or maybe Windows 7. We'll soon know, though, if SP2 is compelling or repelling as preview code is being sent out to a select group of users.

There are a bunch of new features in the pack, such as better Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and search. But the key, or course, is in the fundamentals -- compatibility, performance and reliability. I'm still on XP, but if Redmond Report readers like what they see in Vista SP2, I'll go for it.

How is Vista SP1 and what do expect in SP2? Cheers and jeers both readily listened to at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/30/2008 at 1:16 PM


Featured

  • Vendors Issue Patches for Linux Container Runtime Flaw Enabling Host Attacks

    This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) described a high-risk security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) for organizations using containers that could lead to compromised host systems.

  • Windows 10 Version 1809 Users May Get Visual Studio Crashes

    Microsoft on Friday issued an advisory for Windows 10 version 1809 users about possible Visual Studio crashes.

  • Standardizing the Look of Outlook's Outbound Messages

    Microsoft typically gives users a blank canvas to compose new e-mails in Outlook. In some corporate environments, however, a blank canvas isn't a good thing.

  • Windows 10 'Semiannual Channel Targeted' Goes Away This Spring

    Microsoft plans to slightly alter its Windows servicing lingo and management behavior with its next Windows 10 operating system feature update release, coming this spring.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.