With SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 and SoftGrid version 4.2 coming up we wanted to share a little information about these releases and what they'll bring to the table. Nothing will be released until we are satisfied with the quality of the code so as always, dates are subject to change:
SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1
SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 is mostly a hotfix and critical updates release, improving overall system stability and compatibility. A noteworthy improvement is the ability to sequence applications using Side by Side assemblies (aka WinSxS), including Visual Studio Express and Office 2007, among many other applications from both third party ISV's and Microsoft. Expected availability is in the April/May timeframe and the release will be made available for download as soon as test is completed. We will release the Sequencer, Desktop Client, Terminal Server Client and Server at the same time.
SoftGrid 4.2 builds on the 4.1 improvements by adding Windows Vista compatibility, both on the sequencer and client. There is not going to be a 4.2 version of the Server or the Terminal Server client as the moniker 4.2 is reserved for the components adding Windows Vista compatibility. We expect to release an unsupported Tech preview in the same timeframe as the 4.1 SP1 RTM (release to manufacturing), with a final release some time around July. We expect 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 to maintain parity over time, the only exception being Windows Vista compatibility in the 4.2 components.