Although many folks, including Steve Ballmer, are talking about Windows 7 these days, let’s not forget about Windows Vista. The initial release left some people smarting, but SP1 has addressed many of the driver and reliability issues. Mike Nash is sharing some details on the second service pack for Windows Vista and it sounds good to me. The info is limited, but these bits are appealing from a mobile device standpoint:
- Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack support, which is already available to OEMs
- Windows Connect Now (WCN) for simplified Wi-Fi configuration.
- Enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronization across time zones.
There’s no release date publicly available for SP2 as Microsoft is focusing on quality over a time-table according to Nash. I think it’s the right approach and if SP2 helps Vista the way SP1 did, I think some folks might give the operating system a second chance.