Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 for the general public is made available. MSDN subscribers were the second service pack for both operating systems already use.
The standalone installation of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 can be downloaded in one-32bit and 64bit version with a file size of 348MB and 577MB respectively. Currently only the English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish versions offered users a Dutch Vista or Windows Server 2008, so just be patient. To be able to install SP2 in the first Vista service pack already installed and have betas of SP2 have been removed.
The main innovations of the second service pack for some time are known. Thus, including the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless installed bluetooth 2.1 support is available and there may be data to blu-ray Recordables be written. In addition, also searches within the file system are handled quickly. SP2 is expected within a few weeks will be offered via Windows Update so that the service also can be automatically installed.
You can now apply Microsoft’s complete updates to 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, in the release-to-manufacturing form. If you’ve been testing the recent beta of Vista SP2, you will need to uninstall it first from the Programs and Features control panel. From the dialog box on your system, look for update number KB948465, choose that and click Uninstall.
Source : betanews