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Service Pack 1 for Vista by EOY, XP's Service Pack 3 when?


A court document revealed Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows Vista will ship by the end of 2007.

Patches will be required to resolve Google complaints that Vista was locked in to Microsoft's own search, and it effectively locked out Google and other search options for desktop search and indexing because of the performance hit users would reject if two search-and-index engines were running simultaneously.

This revelation also hinted at Service Pack 3 for XP, without a date certain, and came quickly on the heels of the first Vista-only patch, MS07-034, designed to patch critical problems with Outlook Express and Windows Mail.

But for the harried, hurried IT pro, this means it's time to learn how good is patch management at handling Vista. What was your experience with MS07-034 last week, and do you think your patch tools are up to the challenge of this first Vista Service Pack? Join the discussion.

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8 comments
support
support

Will it be worth downloading? With all of the Vista issues, the LAST thing we need is Google pushing a Microsoft update out for legal reasons before Microsoft can address all of the known issues.

dthomas24
dthomas24

ms07-032 is the Vista only patch. ms07-034 affects every OS but win 2000. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-032.mspx

helpdeskdude
helpdeskdude

This really doesn't surprise me. I thought it would be out before now. We are not going to deploy Vista any time soon, or until we're forced into it. XP Pro works just fine. I'm the only person here with Vista (ultimate) mainly for testing purposes. I have found that some of our old software doesn't work to well with Vista. So I have to run it in compatiablity mode. Which will be a headache for some of our(older) users. Most of the software I have found work arounds for and seem to do OK. So for us, Vista is a long way off.

K7AAY
K7AAY

How well did they handle last week's first-ever Vista-only patch? Do you think they're up to an entire Service Patch, or have you seen glitches?

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

We don't have enough Vista installations to make it worth patching automatically. By the time we get around to deploying Vista in any quantity, we'll have a new "Vista SP1" DVD from MS. I suspect most organizations large enough to take advantage of patch management systems are also holding off on Vista deployment.

Kardo1f
Kardo1f

We deployed Vista for some users before the end of January. And, most of those users are remote, mobile users. While I seriously wish we had waited, the more I can find out about supporting it now, the better!

Fil0403
Fil0403

Probably much improved security and search capabilities.

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