| By Susan Bradley |
If you’re responsible for updating your company’s systems, you now face service packs (and related problems) for XP, Vista, and Microsoft’s .NET Framework — and even Mac enthusiasts have to deal with repercussions from the recent 10.5.2 OS X upgrade.
If that weren’t enough, those of you who haven’t yet deployed the latest MS Office service packs will find plenty of quirks to chew on this week.
Vista SP1 breaks a few security suites
If you’be been reading the headlines in several news sources lately, you’d think that Vista Service Pack 1 has it in for third-party security software. I don’t think the situation is that dire.
Microsoft recently posted Knowledge Base article 935796, which includes a partial but significant list of software that should be upgraded before or immediately after you install Vista SP1.
Some of the coverage I’ve read makes it sound like those who install Vista SP1 will face numerous issues with many programs. The reality, however, is that most of the affected vendors have already released updates.
Tables 1, 2, and 3 show the applications that will be blocked from running, won’t run successfully, or will run with reduced features after Vista SP1 is installed, according to Microsoft. The company’s KB article links to some fixes that have been released by vendors. In some cases, however, I’ve inserted into the “Resolution” column of these tables a better vendor page to link to.