Microsoft To Launch Vista SP1 Beta In Mid-July
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Those well-connected folks over at ZDNet have recently revealed that Vista SP1 Beta will be available on July 16th, and the final version should be available sometime in November.
Here is a brief list of the issues that are likely to fixed:
- Performance tweaks lessening the amount of time it takes to copy files and shut down Vista machines
- Improved transfer performance and decreased CPU utilization via support for SD Advanced Direct Memory Access (DMA)
- Support for ExFat, the Windows file format for flash memory storage and other consumer devices
- Improvements to BitLocker Drive Encryption to allow not just encryption of the whole Vista volume, but also locally created data volumes
- The ability to boot Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) on an x64 machine
- Improved success rate for firewalled MeetingSpace and Remote Assistance connections
Obviously, there will hundreds of other things tweaked and fixed, but it is good to see that Microsoft is staying on schedule with its product updates.
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