Apparently, XP SP3 could RTM -- how's that for alphabet soup? -- as
early as April. Now, given that we've all been running XP for the better
part of a decade now -- and given that most people seem to have almost a Brett
Favre level of totally irrational love for it -- it wouldn't seem to be that
big a deal if XP SP3 comes out in, say, June, instead of in April...right? After
all, it's been a while, almost an Olympiad, since the last XP SP.
Oh, no. The conspiracy theorists are out, raging hot about Microsoft possibly
the release of XP SP3 in order to further pump up Vista SP1 and, by extension,
Vista itself. (OK, so it's only one sort-of, would-be conspiracy theorist. We
told you that it was a slow news week.)
Whatever. First of all, of course Microsoft wants people to upgrade to Vista
now that SP1 is out. Is Redmond delaying XP SP3 in order to help that happen?
Maybe. But, really, who cares? Apparently some people do...in a slow news week.
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Posted by Lee Pender on 03/26/2008 at 1:21 PM
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week announced the release of a publicly available and free post-incident hunting tool for organizations using Microsoft Azure, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365 applications.
Microsoft this week reminded organizations using Microsoft Teams Rooms devices of a coming July 1 deadline to get their licenses compliant with its relatively new Basic and Pro plans.
Simplified labeling and documentation are key to avoiding a management mess.
Microsoft this week announced a preview of custom claims providers for Azure Active Directory users.
Microsoft this week announced plans to shift the schedule for when it releases its optional nonsecurity patch previews for Windows systems.
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