Download: Windows Vista & Server 2008 Service Pack 2 - Update: Universal ISO available
Microsoft updates the current operating systems with the download of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Server 2008.
Service Pack 2 is designed for both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 which is atypical for Microsoft. Although Microsoft has distributed security relevant patches via Windows Update already many improvements concerning compatibility will not be available until Service Pack 2 is being released. As the Malaysian website techarp.com reports Service Pack 2 shall be released today as "Release to Web” - don't miss the opportunity to prepare your PC for SP2 for Windows Vista.
Atypical as well is the fact that the installation requires an installed Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista. Despite the name the Service Pack is the first for Server 2008 and can therefore be installed immediately.
The SP2 does not contain all options Microsoft is offering users of Windows Update. For example Internet Explorer 8, Silverlight (Microsoft's Flash alternative) and NET-Framework 3.5 will be missing.
We keep you up to date as soon as the downloads are available.
Update: May 26, 2009
The Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 und Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone-DVD-ISO (KB948465) just recently was put online on Microsoft's servers. We added the download to this news. The file size of 1,376 megabyte can be explained with the extent of the Service Pack. The DVD iso contains the Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 for x86, x64 and IA-64 systems as well as Windows Vista for x86 and x64 systems.