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December 2, 2008 at 5:18 PM

Public test of Vista Service Pack 2 due from Microsoft on Thursday

Microsoft released beta versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 to subscribers of MSDN and TechNet today. Public beta versions are due Thursday. Details on Microsoft’s Windows and Server blogs.

Mary Jo Foley has a rundown of features in Vista SP2, which include support for Bluetooth, Blu-ray and a good bit more.

On Monday, TechARP quoted an anonymous source saying Vista SP2 could be released to manufacturing in April. The official line is first half of 2009.

Foley thinks an April release makes sense:

“Given the Redmondians’ desire to get Vista SP2 out the door before Windows 7 is released to manufacturing, April makes a lot of sense. The latest RTM targets I’ve heard for Windows 7 are in the June/July 2009 realm.”

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