Finally Vista SP2 has been released to the general public for download. While the update is mostly a roll up of existing individual updates, there are a few SP2 only updates (blu-ray write support, exfat 2 support… to name a few).
Here is a link to get to the Vista SP2 download center.
Microsoft claims there are over 700 bug fixes and updates in SP2.
Hardware ecosystem support and enhancements
- SP2 adds support for the 64-bit central processing unit (CPU) from VIA Technologies, which adds the ID and vendor strings for the new VIA 64-bit CPU.
- SP2 integrates the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless, which contains support for Bluetooth v2.1 and Windows Connect Now (WCN) Wi-Fi Configuration. Bluetooth v2.1 is the most recent specification for Bluetooth wireless technology.
- SP2 improves performance for Wi-Fi connections after resuming from sleep mode.
- SP2 includes updates to the RSS feeds sidebar for improved performance and responsiveness.
- SP2 includes ability to record data to Blu-Ray Disc media.