Its Official Windows Vista SP1 To Be Out In Mid July
Mary Jo Foley reports that her source in MS confirmed that Service pack for windows Vista will be out in the middle of july. Here’s what’s there in the Windows Vista Service pack 1.
- Performance tweaks lessening the amount of time it takes to copy files and shut down Vista machines (Yeah, I know Microsoft said Viista shutdown speed wasn’t an issue. Guess users weren’t so crazy, after all.)
- Improved transfer performance and decreased CPU utilization via support for SD Advanced Direct Memory Access (DMA)
- Support for ExFat, the Windows file format for flash memory storage and other consumer devices
- Improvements to BitLocker Drive Encryption to allow not just encryption of the whole Vista volume, but also locally created data volumes
- The ability to boot Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) on an x64 machine
- Improved success rate for firewalled MeetingSpace and Remote Assistance connections