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    Vista successor, Windows 7 to be released next year?

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    A recently-released roadmap for the next major Window release – Windows 7 – indicates that Microsoft is planning to release the new operating system in the second half of 2009, rather than the anticipated release date of some time in 2010.   more > http://apcmag.com/7874/windows_7_to_be_released_next_year

    Vista SP1 RC1 is available for download

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    download is here > microsoft.com   "The Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is now available to the public. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 contains changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several new technologies. SP1 also addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges." Ars reports that it finally enables the hotpatching support in Vista.   more info >

    Microsoft offers Windows Update blocker

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    Microsoft has released a toolkit to let businesses block service pack updates for Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003. Although service packs - particularly in the case of Vista - are keenly awaited by many users, some businesses prefer to test the packs before upgrading to assure compatibility with existing hardware and applications.   more info > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000...39291415,00.htm   via osnews.com

    Microsoft Publishes Detailed Vista SP1 Changelog

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    "Leading up to next week's public beta-test release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidate, Microsoft today has published a 17-page document outlining in fine detail exactly what difference SP1 makes to Vista. Some of the contents has been shared in bits in the past, but this is so far the most comprehensive 'changelog' we've ever seen and probably will see as the final version is not expected to differ much from the RC, with the exception of WGA modifications."   linked via > ht

    Windows XP SP3 preview

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    more info > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2200774,00.asp   and > http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/windows-xp-s...lysis-included/     What's new in SP3 ?   more info > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2200799,00.asp

    Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate Evaluation Software

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    go here   http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/audsel.mspx     cheers

    Microsoft Apologizes for Update Blunder

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    By anyweb,
    Microsoft has apologized for a Windows Server update that automatically installed the Windows Desktop Search tool on users' desktops without approval. The mistake happened because Microsoft reused the same update package for when WDS was first published in February as an optional update that was only applicable to systems with the search tool previously installed.   via osnews.com

    Windows XP SP3 Build 3205 Released

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    The first officially-released build of Windows XP SP3 has surfaced, with 1073 patches/hotfixes and several new features. This build has been made available to testers as a part of the Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 beta program and is available in English, German, and Japanese.   vis osnews.com

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