Windows XP Service Pack 2 To Ship in August
by Arie Slob
Hello Windows users,
Earlier this week, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2004 in Toronto, Will Poole, senor vice president of the Windows Client Business, announced that Microsoft will release to manufacturing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies in August.
Microsoft will roll out the product to most current Windows XP customers through a new version of Windows Update (V5). Poole noted that Microsoft is sensitive to the needs of those on narrowband so it will also provide customers with the option of obtaining a free CD.
An exact date hasn't been mentioned, but some data I got seems to suggest a release date on - or before - the 10th of August.
For the latest information on SP2, read my review of the SP2 Release Candidate on the Windows-Help.NET Web site
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Newsletter Summer Schedule
Many of you are having a summer break during July/August. I will reduce the newsletter publication frequency in these months. Instead of a weekly newsletter, I will publish the next newsletter on July 24th. In August I will publish a newsletter on the 7th and 28th. I will try to publish some information when Windows XP Service Pack 2 is released, but I'm on holiday myself from August 11th, so I'm not sure how much I'll be able to accomplish if SP2 ships after August 7. The issue of September 11th would mean the return to a weekly schedule. Have a good & safe summer!
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