Pcmag.com – Beta versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 service pack 2 (SP2) are now available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers, Microsoft announced Monday.
The updates will be made available to the public through TechNet’s Customer Preview Program (CPP) on Thursday, December 4.
First announced in late October, the new service packs are a “more traditional release rolling up improvements delivered to users via Windows Update and via our hardware and software partners, while also addressing feedback from our customers,” according to a Microsoft spokesman.
Microsoft is making the beta versions available for “technology enthusiasts, developers, and IT Pros.” For everyone else, the company recommends waiting until the final release.
Microsoft plans to ship the final version of Windows Vista SP2 in the first half of next year.