Mary Jo Foley is insisting a preview of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will be coming later this week, releasing to certain testers in just a few days. The Vista SP1 preview may be announced on Thursday after the stock market closes, when Microsoft releases its quarterly earnings report. Should be an exciting night, especially if Microsoft had a great quarter.
Brian White at Blogging Stocks has a roundup of analyst expectations for Microsoft’s quarter. Currently, the average industry estimate is 33-cents earnings per share, with some analysts predicting as low as 30 and as high as 39.