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Testers get SP2 Release Candidate for Server 2008 (and Vista)
« on: February 19, 2009, 09:31:10 PM »
Microsoft today released the Release Candidate build of Service Pack 2 (6002.16670.090130) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 to Microsoft Connect testers. The company is letting testers grab it via Windows Update (in 48 hours, all languages), as a standalone installer package, or as a slipstreamed version in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese. The public beta release is not yet available Microsoft is recommending for the average customer to "wait until the final release prior to installing this service pack" and for testers to remember that "a Service Pack is not a feature releaseŚwe are not looking for new feature suggestions, only SP2 regressions, Crashes, and confirmation of fixes we've made will be considered for this milestone."

As with previous service packs, SP2 will include all previous updates and patches for the operating system (for example, SP2 marks the inclusion of Hyper-V into Windows Server 2008 natively). SP2 RC contains 691 hotfixes alone. There are also reports of significant performance improvements (on top of those in SP1).

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