Microsoft to synchronize its future Windows client and server fixes and updates

Lost in the pre-Labor-Day shuffle in the news around Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 was Microsoft's plan to synchronize its Windows client and server fixes and updates, starting next year. Officials have been saying for more than a year (and then attempting to cover up) that their game plan was to deliver Vista SP1 […]

Lost in the pre-Labor-Day shuffle in the news around Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 was Microsoft’s plan to synchronize its Windows client and server fixes and updates, starting next year.

Officials have been saying for more than a year (and then attempting to cover up) that their game plan was to deliver Vista SP1 simultaneously with Windows Server 2008. But they’ve said little until now about their plans to release updates for Windows client and server, following the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Server 2008.

(By the way, speaking of Vista SP1, invitations are out for the beta build that’s slated to go to 10,000 to 15,000 testers, sometime in the next week or so, if Microsoft sticks to schedule. According to a copy of the invitation posted by Neowin.net, Microsoft is including more Windows Server 2008 testers in the test program.)

Given that Microsoft is using the same code base for client and server now, aligning fixes for the two products should, in theory be easier.

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Microsoft, Windows Vista, SP1 Beta, Vista SP1, Windows, Security Updates