From the other side of the world comes a report that Windows Vista Service Pack 2 will be released to manufacturing in April 2009, roughly a year after SP1. The Malaysian website TechARP has a pretty good track record with this sort of prediction, and my sources tell me that schedule sounds about right.
Meanwhile, here in the U.S.A., some people are inferring more Vista doom and gloom from this schedule. My buddy Dwight Silverman at the Houston Chronicle says "SP2 is being rushed out the door" to keep up Vista's momentum. Eweek's Channel Insider calls SP2 a "last-ditch attempt to drum up sales for [the] beleaguered [Vista] operating system." The Register says "Microsoft seems to be in a hurry with this release."