With all the Microsoft-created confusion out there around when and even if the company plans to deliver the first service pack (SP) for Windows Vista, it's nice to see some concrete proof that Vista SP1 does exist.
The WinFuture.de folks managed to grab a quick snapshot of a machine running a build of Vista SP1 during one of the Rally talks at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles this week. Plain as day, it says: "Windows Build 6001 Service Pack 1, v113."
A PowerPoint slide was also seen mentioning the existence of Vista SP1 during a WinHEC chalk talk on "The Future of Input" at this week's show. (The context: A shim for the kernel-mode driver foundation version of the digitizer driver will ship as a Windows Driver Kit sample in Vista SP1.)
Given all the mumbo-jumbo coming from the Windows brass lately about SP1, people were starting to wonder whether Microsoft might to try to go without one and just use Automatic Update and Windows Update Services to roll out all of the Vista fixes and updates. I guess this evidence clears all of that up!
View: WinFuture SP1 Article
News Source: ZDNet Microsoft Blog