Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Dec 2007 22:56 UTC
Windows Microsoft has released a toolkit to let businesses block service pack updates for Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003. Although service packs - particularly in the case of Vista - are keenly awaited by many users, some businesses prefer to test the packs before upgrading to assure compatibility with existing hardware and applications.
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RE[2]: Many Businesses.....
by Ranger on Wed 12th Dec 2007 01:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Many Businesses....."
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That is the fault of the 'Insurance Companies' for skimping on programmers.

I've worked with banks where network engineers routinely went out of their minds when Microsoft would put unpublished fixes in some of the patches. These folks went crazy when certain types of financial transfer scripts would be broken with no clear reason because of an undocumented action in an MS patch.

Ask anyone who's been there and they'll tell you that no matter how good the programmers are & thorough the QA Testing is they'll never catch everything all of the time. There's too many variables when dealing with closed-source & MS.

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RE[3]: Many Businesses.....
by stestagg on Wed 12th Dec 2007 17:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Many Businesses....."
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I've written software and scripts that have survived service-packs and MS os upgrades, and understand the anxiety that accompanies hoping that your work will survive, however I have never had any problems.

Perhaps if you provide an example, I will be able to properly explain the point I was trying to make.

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