katurday writes "According to Microsoft Watch, "Microsoft plans to release the first Vista service pack beta to 10,000 to 15,000 select testers in just a few weeks. Microsoft also plans to release Windows XP Service Pack 3 beta to testers about the same time." They also point out that Beta testing may be limited to MSDN and TechNet, and that a release version may not be available until the first quarter of 2008. Microsoft has previously hinted that a Vista service pack would launched in unison with the Windows Server 2008 product."
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