Ok – so i’ll be blog post number 3,458,266 to tell you that after a long wait, Vista Service Pack 1 has been released today (Tuesday here in Australia but Monday in the USA). In addition Windows Server 2008 went RTM as well putting it on target for the official launch later this month. I found this morning that Windows Server 2008 is now available on MSDN for those subscribers, but Vista SP1, and apparently we should expect Vista SP1 to be coming out in the next few weeks too. I’m not sure why they can’t release it now at least for downloads if indeed it is officially RTM’d.
Does this mean you should go out right now and deploy Windows Server 2008 in your production environments? Well – the answer to that is that it’s up to you. If you exercise due caution in your testing then sure – go right ahead. If you head out with wild abandon and deploy it without testing then your in for trouble. Don’t do that to your clients. Test it and become familiar with it.
For me – I’ve been playing with it for a while now and will hopefully this weekend upgrade the web server that runs SBSfaq.com to W2008. I figure that’s one of the best ways for me to get my hands dirty. If there are problems then the only person it affects is me…oh yeah – and my loyal subscribers. Please bear with us as we go forward on this path.