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    SPs or SRs ?! (XP)

    Hi,

    In the good old days it seems that bug fixes to MSoft's Operating Systems were called SERVICE PACKS (SPs)
    And fixes to Applications Software like Word were called SERVICE RELEASES (SRs)

    Now the latest bug fixes for OfficeXP downloadable (see http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/oxpsp1.aspx) are called SERVICE PACKS!
    Can anyone deconfuse me please?

    Thanks,

    m.q.

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    Re: SPs or SRs ?! (XP)

    A service pack is purely used to update copies of Office.
    A service release is also an update to Office, in addition Microsoft also update the version of Office they sell to include these updates (plus any earlier service packs).

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    Re: SPs or SRs ?! (XP)

    I think it's just Microsoft trying to keep us all in a job.

    Operating System <font color=blue>Service Packs</font color=blue> are cumulative - that is, you can apply the latest service pack and get all the fixes included in previous service packs.

    Office <font color=blue>Service Releases</font color=blue> are NOT cumulative; the prerequisite for the current service release is the previous one, that is, you have to put on the original version, then SR1, then SR2, ...

    Now that the XP <font color=blue>Service Packs</font color=blue> are available, we have a logical discrepancy, since although they're SPs they are still not cumulative, so we have to think differently now... Nice one, Microsoft! <img src=/S/sarcasm.gif border=0 alt=sarcasm width=15 height=15>
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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