Items tagged with Service Pack

Still holding onto Office 2010? Microsoft would be tickled pink if you'd make the plunge to its subscription-based Office 365 suite, but that doesn't mean the Redmond software giant has forgotten about its customers rocking an older version of its productivity software. Just the opposite, Microsoft this week released Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 set of products. "SP2 provides key updates and fixes across our servers, services and applications including security, stability, and performance enhancements and provides better compatibility with Windows 8, Internet Explorer... Read more...
Sadly, Vista isn’t all it was hyped up to be. Microsoft released its first service pack last March, which helped some in terms of improving the OS’s performance, but Microsoft still hasn’t been able to change the negative perceptions of many. In hopes of improvements, some are looking ahead to Service Pack 2. With any luck, this service pack will ship in April, according to TechARP: A confidential source has revealed that Microsoft will deliver a Release Candidate in February 2009 with the final SP2 binary scheduled for RTM (Release To Manufacturing) in April 2009. Even if Microsoft hits this target... Read more...
Approximately a month after first announcing the Vista SP1 beta, Microsoft has released it to a private set of testers.Microsoft on Monday said it has released a beta version of the first service pack of Windows Vista to about 12,000 testers. Microsoft had said back in August that it expected to start private testing of the service pack within a few weeks. The update is largely a collection of bug fixes and performance and compatibility improvements, but includes some minor new features such as support for the ability to encrypt multiple hard drive partitions using Vista's BitLocker feature.Yes,... Read more...
It's no secret that despite the unveiling of Windows Vista, many continue to purchase Windows XP with their computers.  For some, it's the lack of drivers or compatible software that forces them to stay with Vista; for others it may be the fact that Vista simply doesn't add enough for them to move from an OS they've used and (more or less) trust.It seems that the continued popularity of Windows XP has forced Microsoft to release a new Service Pack: SP2c.  The reason: they were running out of activation keys. The new build, dubbed SP2c, includes no fixes or feature changes, but was created simply... Read more...