Microsoft is officially rolling out Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to users today. The retail version should be released later this week (by retail, I mean copies of Microsoft Windows Vista that contain Service Pack 1) You can install it through Windows Update or through the links below. Automatic updates will start around a month from now.
– Performance increases (file copy operations, hibernation, file share browsing, etc.)
– Windows Disk defragmenter – can now choose individual drivers to defragment once again).
– Support for exFAT file system
– Support for 802.11n wireless networking
– Added IPv6 over VPN connections/tunneling
– Extensible Firmware Interface on 64-bit systems can now be used for booting.
– Desktop search changes (including changing the default desktop search program).
– New tools/APIs to help antivirus software developers.
– DirectX 10.1
Some links to get you started:
– Windows Vista Developer Center
– Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330) (435MB)
– Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone for x64-based Systems (KB936330) (727MB)